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Small plane crash lands on Pomona roof; pilot taken to hospital

May 8, 2016

A small plane crash-landed Sunday afternoon on the rooftop of a Pomona building, authorities said.

The plane crashed about 4:45 p.m. on top of one of several buildings in an office park near the junction of the 10, 57 and 71 freeways, said Melanie Flores, a dispatcher with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The pilot was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. The Fire Department initially said that two people were onboard the plane.

Aerial images of the crash broadcast by KNBC-TV Channel 4 showed an orange-and-white plane with its nose smashed through the roof of a large one-story building. Several firefighters could be seen atop the roof.

The plane was a single-engine Piper PA-28, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

The small aircraft was heading toward Brackett Field, about 3 miles northeast of where the plane crashed, Gregor said.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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10:47 p.m.: This article was updated with confirmation that one person was onboard the plane.

6:50 p.m.: This article was updated with confirmation that two people were onboard the plane.

This article was originally published at 5:30 p.m.

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