A small plane crashed at the Watsonville Municipal Airport on Sunday afternoon. The pilot, a 73-year-old female, was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries and is “expected to be okay,” the city announced on Facebook.
People reported the crash off of Buena Vista Drive around 2:40 p.m. on Jan.1. First responders arrived at the scene, and roads in the area were closed off. A photo the city shared on social media shows the aircraft planted nose-down into the dirt at almost a 90-degree angle.
The pilot was flying solo and nobody else was injured, the city said.