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A small plane crashed and burned near a home late Thursday morning in a Pacoima neighborhood.

Details about casualties were not immediately available. 

Video showed smoke billowing from the crash site in front of a house near Pierce Street and Sutter Avenue. At least two cars appeared to be on fire.

The plane, a Cessna 172, was on final approach to the airport when it crashed, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The pilot was the only person on board, the agency said.

The aircraft apparently clipped power lines that came down, according to firefighters at the scene. Power was shut off to the area.

No homes appeared to be damaged.

NBC4 has reached out to the Federal Aviation Administration for more details.

Whiteman Airport is a general aviation airport in the northern San Fernando Valley. Established in 1946 as a private general aviation airport, it’s now owned an operated by Los Angeles County.

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By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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