BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Two people survived after their small aircraft crashed near the Mojave Air & Space Port on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
According to the FAA, preliminary information shows a single-engine, homebuilt VariEze aircraft went down southwest of the air and space port at around noon. The pilot of the aircraft reported an engine problem before the crash.
Kern County emergency responders located the wreckage of the two-seat plane at Oak Creek Road and Holt Street. A sheriff’s office spokesperson said both people on board were taken to Antelope Valley Hospital with minor injuries.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.