UPLAND (CBSLA) — The pilot of a replica World War II-era plane escaped with minor injuries Wednesday after crashing in Upland.

The Fiesler Fi 156C Storch crashed under unknown circumstances shortly after takeoff from Cable Airport around 10 a.m., according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor.

The only person aboard the aircraft was the pilot, who was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

SKY2 footage over the scene appeared to show the craft partially fractured upon landing. An apparent swastika was also pictured on its tail.

The Storch is a single-engine plane built in Germany starting in the 1930s.

An image from the city of Upland showed the plane being transported by forklift from the scene.

The FAA will investigate.

Comments (6)
  1. Steve Larson says:

    That is NOT the Nazi Swastika.. That is the German “Iron Cross”. You could have saved embarrassment and done actual informed reporting, by Googling for 10 seconds.

    1. George Toft says:

      DING DING DING!!! Research and accurate reporting are not key characteristics of any media outlet with a “C” in their letters.

    2. Karl Davy says:

      look at the tail ,,,, and you talk about embaresment

  2. Karl Davy says:

    what does the swastika have to do with the crash why is it even mentioned in the article …

  3. Michael Cabral says:

    “Replica WWII German Fieseler Fi 156 Storch crashes in Upland; Pilot injured”. There, fixed it…

  4. Jimmy Shepherd says:

    It was a replica Nazi German era plane,…of COURSE it had a swastica on the tail. It wouldn’t have been historically accurate otherwise.

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