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HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials in California say two people are dead after a small plane crashed into a town house in the Los Angeles suburb of Hawthorne.

A Los Angeles County fire dispatcher says two people in the plane were killed. Nobody on the ground was hurt.

The plane appeared to have smashed into the front of an attached, two-story town house in a complex and sparked a fire. The burned wreckage of the plane was in the patio area.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says two people were aboard the Grumman American AA-1B.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.

The area is just west of Hawthorne Municipal Airport.