A small aircraft experiencing engine failure — and with smoke in the cockpit — was able to make a safe landing at the Van Nuys Airport Saturday.
Firefighters and paramedics were notified of the incident at the Van Nuys Airport, 16461 Sherman Way, at 12:48 p.m., said Shawn Lenske of the Los Angeles City Fire Department.
The plane was reportedly a single-engine Cherokee, according to fire department radios monitored by City News Service. The pilot had reported engine failure and smoke in the cockpit.
No injuries were reported and the reason for the aircraft’s engine failure was not immediately known.
—Staff and wire reports
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