Los Angeles County Fire Department. Photo by MyNewsLA.com
Los Angeles County Fire Department. Photo by MyNewsLA.com

Two people were injured when a small plane crash landed in the Lake Hughes area Thursday night.

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 had three people on board and 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 minor 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.

— City News Service

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