BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A small plane crashed at Bakersfield Municipal Airport around noon today.
A captain with the Bakersfield Fire Department said it started when the tower at Meadows Field got a call of a plane running low on fuel.
The pilot said he was on his way to Burbank when he noticed his fuel tanks were low. He decided to turn around and go back to Bakersfield, but the runway was being worked on at Bakersfield Municipal Airport. After circling a few times, the pilot set the plane down on the last third of the runway but couldn't stop in time.
Witnesses said the plane bounced several times along the runway then ran out of pavement and crashed into a fence at the edge of the airport, coming just a few feet short of a roadway.
Fire officials said the pilot was uninsured in the crash and the FAA and NTSB will investigate.
A tail number on the plane shows it's registered to a William Newsome in Nevada City, California.
No injuries have been reported.
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