The crash of the plane in rugged terrain near Mulholland Highway and Las Virgenes Road occurred shortly after 2 p.m., about the time that a fixed-wing Cessna 172 RG landed on its belly at the Westlake Golf Course, according to officials.
"It appears that the two incidents may be connected," Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore told The Times.
He added that a final determination will be made by the National Transportation Safety Board, which Whitmore said had dispatched a team that was expected to arrive Tuesday morning.
Officials said there were no immediate reports on victims in the crash.
The incident sparked a small fire in the parched mountainside brush, officials said. The brush fire was reported at 2:05 p.m., and that the downed aircraft at Westlake Village was reported five minutes later, according to Whitmore.
Golfer Aaron Jesse said he and his friends were told by a deputy to leave the course. The deputy said authorities were responding to another crash near Mulholland where there were fatalities, according to Jesse.
P.S. I've also spotted a 'rudder problem' with two similar crashes, American Airlines Flight 587
Is there a mystery force of attraction eminating from Jamaica Bay?? There's more crashes in the region,
On February 3rd, 1959, in what was apparently a botched attempt to approach the landing strip at LaGuardia Airport, the newly unveiled "Electra" aircraft crashed into the East River killing 65 of the 73 people aboard.
84 people died on February 8th, 1965 when a pilot lost his spatial orientation after a mid-air "near miss" en route from Boston and crashed into the waters off Jones Beach.
Wind shear at JFK Airport causes a flight inbound from New Orleans to crash into Jamaica, Queens on June 24th, 1975.
124 people died, there were 12 survivors.
On December 16th, 1960, a TWA aircraft en route to LaGuardia and United Airlines aircraft en route to Idlewilde (now JFK) Airport collided over the Park Slope area of Brooklyn.
The wreckages of both planes crashed into the brownstone-laden neighborhood, killing all 128 people on both airplanes and 6 people on the ground.
Edited by RingFenceTheCity, 30 April 2013 - 11:26 AM.