Small plane crashes into fence at Long Beach Airport; pilot hospitalized

Firefighters respond to a single-engine plane crash at Long Beach Airport Thursday, June 18, 2015. (Courtesy of Long Beach Press-Telegram photographer Stephen Carr)

The pilot of a small plane was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after crashing into a fence while attempting to land at Long Beach Airport Thursday night, fire officials said.

Long Beach firefighters responded to the single-engine plane crash shortly after 9 p.m.

One person who was driving near the airport was hit by debris, but was not transported to a local hospital.

Motorists were advised to avoid southbound Lakewood Boulevard from Carson Street and northbound Lakewood Boulevard from Spring Street. The airport is still accessible via Wardlow Road, Long Beach police said.
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