Small plane crash lands on roof of building in Pomona

- A small plane landed on the roof of a building Sunday in Pomona, sending one of two passengers to a hospital, authorities said.

Firefighters responded just before 5 p.m. to reports of the downed plane in the 970 block of Corporate Center Drive near Devry University, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Pilot Donald Bach of Fullerton was en route from Fullerton Airport to Brackett Airport in LaVerne at about 4:40 p.m. when he experienced engine problems and made an emergency crash landing onto the top of the office
building at 971 Corporate Center Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP is involved in the investigation because the plane landed on a building leased to a state agency -- a state department of corrections' parole office.

Bach was taken to County USC Medical Center with moderate injuries, the CHP said.

The crash left a hole in the roof of the building, which was vacant at the time, the CHP said.

The fire department posted pictures of the plane, an orange and white Piper Aircraft with the code N5046W on the side.

As of Monday morning, the plane was still perched atop the building awaiting Federal Aviation Administration investigators to arrive, according to the CHP.

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