NTSB probes midair collision that killed 1 near LA

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Investigators are in the Santa Monica Mountains west of Los Angeles examining charred wreckage of a small plane that crashed, killing the pilot, after colliding with another plane that managed a belly landing on a golf course.

Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Tony Imbrenda says Tuesday that no human remains or other evidence have been removed from the site on a ridge in the mountain range north of Malibu near the city of Calabasas. The crash of the Cessna 172 sparked a brush fire Monday afternoon.

Three people on the other plane, also a Cessna, suffered minor injuries as it landed wheels-up on a fairway at Westlake Golf Course, about six miles away.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says radar records show the two flight paths crossed about 2 p.m.

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