A 30-year-old man in a tractor-trailer was taken to a southern California hospital in severe condition, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The single engine airplane Pilot died on the scene, firefighters said.
The plane took off from Torrance, about 20 miles north, with only the pilot on board, authorities said. His goal was unclear.
Spectators pulled the pilot out of the rubble and a 911 dispatcher directed them to perform CPR until first responders arrived, firefighters said.
The National Transportation Safety Board announced on Twitter that it is investigating the Piper PA-32 plane crash. The tweet said it was unclear whether an NTSB investigator would travel to the site.
The Federal Aviation Administration said they are also investigating …