Pilot killed in small plane crash near Lake Los Angeles

A single-engine airplane crashed Thursday in a rural high desert area near Lake Los Angeles, killing the pilot.

The pilot -- who was in his 60s, according to the coroner's office -- died at the scene of the crash, which was reported about 12:15 p.m. near 165th Street East and East Avenue X in Llano.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the crash, the single-engine Piper PA25 was not carrying any passengers.

The plane did not catch fire when it went down in a vacant field, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

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