Plane crashes at the Mojave Airport, pilot in serious condition

Posted at 12:47 PM, May 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 17:23:42-04

UPDATE (May 31, 2017 2:04 p.m.): The plane that crashed Sunday was registered to a man named Erik Franks, from North Hills in Los Angeles County.

The identity of the pilot is still unknown, but the pilot is still alive with "serious" injuries, according to a report by the FAA.

The plane flipped upside down on the runway while landing.

The pilot was the only one in the plane. The crash is under investigation.


UPDATE: According to FAA officials, the plane is a single-engine home-built Haugewood Racer. It is still not known at the this time how it crashed. 

We also still don't know the condition of the pilot at this time, who was reportedly the only person on board the plane at the time of the crash. 

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating. 

Check back for updates. 


A plane has crashed at the Mojave Airport.

A person who answered the phone at the Mojave Airport confirmed there was a crash and said the fire department and an ambulance were on scene. 

Initial reports are that it is a single-engine plane with one person on board. 

23ABC News reached out to the Federal Aviation Administration about the crash. Officials said they were looking into it and would get back to 23ABC. 

Check back for updates.