2 Injured After Small Plane Crash-Lands In Calif

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Authorities say a small plane has crash-landed in a business district in Southern California's San Fernando Valley, striking two cars and injuring the two people on board.

Los Angeles firefighter paramedics assist an injured passenger after his plane crashed Saturday Aug. 25, 2012 near Whiteman Airport in Los Angeles. According to firefighters at the scene, two people inside the aircraft suffered moderate injuries, but were able to walk away from the crash.

Authorities say a small plane has crash-landed in a business district in Southern California's San Fernando Valley, striking two cars and injuring the two people on board.

Nobody on the ground was hurt.

Los Angeles Police Officer Norma Eisenman says the plane went down just before noon Saturday in the Pacoima area, not far from Whiteman Airport.

Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott says one person on board was seriously hurt and the other suffered moderate injuries.

Scott says the plane went down between two buildings in a business district. Two vehicles and an awning on one building were damaged.

There was no fire, but fuel leaked from the crashed plane.

Investigators weren't immediately sure whether the plane had originated at Whiteman Airport.