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Pilot killed in small airplane crash near Los Angeles, officials say

A single-engine plane with one person on board crashed in a field Sunday in Sylmar, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). They say "an adult male pilot" was trapped in the wreckage and has since been freed, but was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident occurred near Interstate Highway 5 by the Roxford exit.

LAFD says there were no other injuries and no damage to any structures from the Beechcraft A320 aircraft.

A video from CBS Los Angeles shows first responders on the scene.

CBS Los Angeles reports there's a neighborhood on the other side of the freeway and that the crash could have been worse. The station also notes that the pilot made a distress call about 1:50 p.m. saying he had to make an emergency landing.

The National Transportation Safety Board will oversee the investigation.

Sylmar is located about 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles.