HEMET, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed into the backyard of a Southern California home on Tuesday and the pilot was hospitalized with injuries, authorities said.
The plane went down around 9:35 a.m. in the city of Hemet, about 75 miles east of Los Angeles.
The sole occupant suffered serious injuries and was taken to an area hospital, the Hemet Police Department said in a tweet.
The plane appeared to have crashed through a cinder-block wall and into the backyard, according to TV news images. The wreckage appeared burned.
The cause of the plane crash is under investigation, the department said.