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Small plane lands on Pomona roof; at least 1 hospitalized

May 8, 2016

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

The incident occurred about 4:45 p.m. on the rooftop of one of several buildings located in an office park in the 900 block of Corporate Center Drive, near the junction of the 10, 57 and 71 freeways, said Melanie Flores, a dispatcher with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

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.

It’s unclear how many people were inside the aircraft. At least one person was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries, Gregor said.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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