LANCASTER – Two people were injured when a small plane crash landed in the Lake Hughes area Thursday night, authorities said.
Firefighters were called about 8 p.m. to the area of Maxwell and Lake Hughes roads, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The Beechcraft BE36 was en route from Bakersfield to Fox Field in Lancaster when it went down in a field about 20 miles west of its destination, according to Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Two people aboard the plane sustained injuries, county fire department Supervising Dispatcher Michael Pittman said.
Both were flown to a hospital from the scene, which was inaccessible by ground units, according to Cmdr. Mike Parker of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.
The plane’s pilot used his cellphone to notify authorities of the crash, Parker said.
UPDATE: The 70-year-old male pilot and 74-year-old male passenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and both are doing well, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
The crash scene was secured by Palmdale Sheriff’s Station patrol deputies pending the response of the Sheriff’s Department Aero Bureau and FAA investigators, who were scheduled to arrive Friday morning.