Small Plane Crash Lands on San Fernando Valley Street

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.

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.

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