A pilot was lucky to escape serious injury when a small plane crashed in Compton on Sunday afternoon. 

According to an Instagram post by Compton Firefighters, first responders have launched an investigation in the area of South Oleander Avenue and West Reeve Street. 

  • Small plane crashes in Compton 
  • Small plane crashes in Compton 

Video posted to the Citizen app shows the plane, which had crash landed on top of a ledge near a wash. 

Authorities with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told KTLA that the plane suffered a mechanical failure after takeoff caused the pilot, the only passenger aboard, to crash.

The male pilot did not sustain any visible injuries, but was taken to the hospital in stable condition for evaluation.

Luis Zuniga contributed to this report.