Small Plane Crashes at Torrance Airport

Torrance officials say there were fatalities.


A small plane went down with two people aboard at Torrance Airport Wednesday, and officials say there were deaths.

The call came in at 11:02 a.m. reporting that a single-engine Arion Lightning airplane crashed while trying to land.

The police and fire departments were on scene.

Wreckage from the aircraft was located at the departure end of the runway.

The plane was destroyed, aerial images showed.

Details on the two aboard or potential injuries on the ground were not available, but officials confirmed that there were fatalities.

No other details were available.

Torrance Municipal Airport - Zamperini Field is located at 3301 Airport Dr., and it is home to approximately 543 based aircraft. It is mostly used for private flights, but is also used for also flight instruction, aircraft repair, and charter flights.

The crash was being investigated by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board, with the NTSB taking the lead.

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