Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirm a single engine plane has crashed in the Groveland area.
According to the FAA, the Beech B24R plane crashed into some trees, shortly after it departed from the Pine Mountain Lake Airport. The airport is located just west of Yosemite National Park.
According to officials with the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office, the crash was reported at around 12:12 P.M. According to officials with the Sheriff”s Office, a bystander saw a plane take off, and then crash down past the runway, into a tree and power line area.
According to officials with the Sheriff’s Office, the 83-year-old pilot and another passenger onboard were out of the plane, and walking. One person, according to officials, complained of a finger injuries. Both refused medical care.
In addition, officials with the Sheriff’s Office said no fire or fuel leakage were reported.
The plane, according to Sheriff’s officials, was last registered out of Groveland in 2011, and was purchased today.
The FAA and NTSB are reportedly investigating.