LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities investigated the circumstances surrounding a small plane crash Friday that occurred in the mountainous area west of Lake Hughes.
According to the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station, deputies were notified of the crash by a 70-year-old male pilot around 8:15 on Thursday.READ MORE: Federal Court Strikes Down Judge’s Order To Provide Housing To All Skid Row Homeless
The pilot stated he crashed about five miles west of Fox Airfield in Lancaster.
Authorities were sent to Maxwell Canyon Road and Lake Hughes Road to search for the Beech Craft Bonanza.READ MORE: Smokey Southland Skies Caused By Wildfires Burning In Northern And Central California Spur Air Quality Concerns
A Los Angeles County Fire Department airship located the aircraft several miles further west of where the pilot thought he crashed.
The pilot and a 74-year-old male passenger were transported by air to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries sustained in the crash.MORE NEWS: Father Memorializes Son, Who Died In 2019 Conception Boat Fire, Along Last 500 Miles Of 2,600 Mile Hike
Federal Aviation Administration officials are expected to assist in the investigation this morning.