A small plane crashed into the roof of a California shopping center Thursday, Sept. 19, killing at least one person and leaving a second in critical condition.
The crash was reported around 12:15 p.m. on the 25300 block of Crenshaw Boulevard.
Small plane crashes into a shopping center in Torrence. You can see the tail of the plane sticking out of the roof. Fire officials say 1 person dead, another rushed to hospital. @CBSLA pic.twitter.com/K4HWTKl5tj
— Lesley Marin (@lesleymarin) September 19, 2019
The aircraft—believed to be a Cessna—crashed sometime after taking off from Torrance Municipal Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Torrance Fire Department Chief Assistant Robert Millea confirmed one person was killed, while a second was in critical condition.
Crenshaw Boulevard was shut down, resulting in heavy traffic in the surrounding area.