3 dead after plane crashes in Hawthorne

HAWTHORNE, Calif. Fire officials say a small plane has crashed in Southern California, killing three people on board.

County fire Inspector Steve Zermeno says the crash was reported around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday near Hawthorne Municipal Airport, south of Los Angeles.

Zermeno says the Cessna crashed into a parking lot behind a building.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allan Kenitzer had no immediate details of the crash.

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