Small plane crashes in parking lot near airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men escaped serious injuries after a small plane they were in crashed into used car lot in Los Angeles.

Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says the single-engine Cessna struck power lines before crashing into the lot between two buildings Sunday afternoon.

Humphrey said the men managed to get out of the crumpled aircraft and were taken to a hospital for evaluation.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says the aircraft was heading to Whiteman Airport when the pilot missed the approach. The pilot was coming around for a second landing when the plane crashed.

Battalion Chief Charles Combs said the aircraft appeared to have struck a rooftop and several parked cars, which may have softened their landing.

The airport is located in Pacoima in the San Fernando Valley.