A small plane crash landed in the middle of a street in Pacoima on Monday afternoon, clipping cars and causing damage before coming to a halt.
A Mooney M20 plane tried to return to Whiteman Airport for unknown reasons shortly after departing about 1:40 p.m., said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.
The single-engine plane, piloted by Henry Corbett, ended up landing on San Fernando Road south of the airport.
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The plane hit several parked cars and caused significant damage to the plane, said Margaret Stewart, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman.
Among the vehicles hit was a Ford Mustang being driven by 18-year-old Nicolas Jimenez, who said he had to think quickly as he saw the plane descending in his direction.
"If I don't accelerate, I'm going to get hit directly by the plane and I swerved, and it hit me on the side of my car," Jiminez said.
Henry Corbett, was trying to return to the airport in a plane owned by his son, Joshua Corbett, who is currently incarcerated for allegedly stalking actress Sandra Bullock.
Henry Corbett, who is a registered pilot, was the only person on board, and not injured.
No other injuries were reported.
Corey Arvin and Jamie Bankson contributed to this report.