- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A pickup truck crashed through a locked perimeter fence at the general aviation Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles and struck a parked small plane.

Airport manager Jess Romo says no one was injured the 10:30 a.m. Friday incident and the driver was quickly arrested by police.

Romo says the driver was described as appearing to be disoriented.

The airport manager says the pickup crashed through the perimeter on the east side of the airport and continued west, crossing both parallel runways before hitting a single-engine propeller plane. Romo says he’s not aware of any flights being affected.

Both the truck and plane were damaged.

Serving private, corporate and government aviation, Van Nuys Airport is located in the San Fernando Valley. It has more than 217,000 takeoffs and landings annually.

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