Second in one month
A Cessna made a hard landing yesterday on a street adjacent to Compton/Woodley Airport, but no one was hurt.
The plane was damaged in the landing, which was reported at about 8 a.m. on 159th Street and Central Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and reports from the scene.
The circumstances of the crash landing were under investigation at press time.
The single-engine plane, which only had one occupant, hit an automobile, said Doug Ulibarri of the Downey Fire Department.
About 29 gallons of fuel spilled onto the roadway, Ulibarri said.
Earlier this month, another small aircraft crashed in Compton at South Oleander Avenue and West Reeve Street. The pilot escaped serious injury.