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1 killed in two-plane collision at California airport

March 14, 2019 / USA TODAY

A fiery collision between two planes on a Los Angeles-area runway Wednesday killed one person and injured another, authorities said.A single-engine North American T-28 collided with another aircraft "under unknown circumstances" on a runway at Compton/Woodley Airport at around 7 p.m. and the other craft caught fire and burned, said Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration.The other plane was a single-engine Cessna-type aircraft, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.The pilot was killed after apparently being flung from that plane, KABC-TV reported.Photos showed the red, white and blue T-28 had U.S. Navy markings and the station said it appeared to be from the Vietnam War era.The Compton Fire Department said one person was killed and a second person was taken to the hospital in unknown condition.