SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - A pilot has died after a small-engine plane crashed near a Southern California freeway and erupted into flames.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the pilot was the only person aboard the aircraft and was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday.
The crash happened near State Route 14 in Newhall shortly after 10 a.m. There were no reports of injuries on the ground or damage to any structure.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.