Power restored to homes after small plane crashes in Pacoima (updated)

A small, one engine plane crashed while attempting to land at Whiteman Airport in Pacoima.
A small, one engine plane crashed while attempting to land at Whiteman Airport in Pacoima.
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Updated Monday 7:10 a.m. 

L.A. Department of Water & Power said all power is restored at 5:15 p.m. Sunday to customers affected by plane crash in Pacoima, KPCC's Ashley Bailey reported. 

Update 4:52 p.m.: 300 still without power

Crews have restored power to most of the area affected by Sunday's airplane crash, but about 300 homes were still without power Sunday evening, L.A. Department of Water & Power said. 

Spokeswoman Kim Hughes said the plane took out several power poles before crashing.

"The plane came and clipped three power poles, and took out two high-voltage lines and one residential line," Hughes said. "It took a bit of time because again it's an investigative accident site, but we've been able to reroute power to the commercial and we're working on getting the wires rerouted and getting service back up to the residential customers impacted."

Hughes said the agency doesn't have a estimated time that the power will be restored to all the homes, but says they're working as quickly as they can around the investigation. 

Update 3:13 p.m.: Small plane crashes in Pacoima parking lot near Whiteman Airport 

Authorities say a small plane has crashed in a parking lot in Los Angeles. Two men who were on board who pulled themselves from the wreckage. 

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says the single-engine plane struck power lines before crashing into a used car parking lot near Whiteman Airport shortly before 1 p.m. on Sunday, the Associated Press reports.

Humphrey says two men extricated themselves from the heavily-damaged four-seat aircraft and were taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.

He says the men were conscious and alert but he could not specify their condition.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said in a statement the plane was a single-engine Cessna 172 and that its pilot was attempting to circle around for a second landing attempt after abandoning the initial landing. The plane struck a building and crashed not far away from the airport.

Several power lines were down, and with them, power to much of the community surrounding the airport, nbclosangeles.com reported. A tweet from the L.A. Department of Water and Power said power for the area has since been restored.

Whiteman Airport is a general aviation facility located 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.