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On the other side of the 5 from Buena Park is La Mirada, home to the KFI (640 Los Angeles) transmitter site. A few days prior to my visit, a light plane crashed into the main KFI tower, bringing it down and killing all on board. Amazingly, there were no casualties on the ground. I'm standing right next to where the main tower had stood, looking back towards the backup tower, from which KFI was then operating at reduced power. Although I did not know it at the time, KFI's transmitter building is on the other side of the aux tower—I never went over there to see it.
Copyright 2004, Garrett Wollman. All rights reserved. Photograph taken 2004-12-26.