Update, 6:38 p.m. Friday: According to Watsonville Fire Department Capt. John Martorella, there was only one person on board the plane. The pilot only suffered a couple of minor cuts on his head and looked a little dazed as he sat in a golf cart.
A pair of WFD trucks were on the scene along with an ambulance. There is still no information on what caused the plane to flip over and the FAA will conduct a further investigation, also according to Capt. Martorella.
Original story, 5:30 p.m. Friday: A plane crashed at the Watsonville Airport just after 5 p.m. Friday, authorities reported.
The fixed-wing plane apparently flipped and went down on Runway 20, according to emergency radio traffic.
There were two people on board. One, a man in his 50s or 60s, was able to get out of the wrecked aircraft on his own and possibly had a head injury, according to emergency radio traffic.
The state of the second person wasn't immediately available.
The plane crash is the latest is a string of aviation accidents linked to the Watsonville Airport.
A skydiving plane based at the airport crashed into an apple orchard this summer. Only the pilot was on board and he was not hurt.
In July 2011, a Santa Cruz family of four died when their small plane crashed into the nearby Watsonville Community Hospital campus shortly after takeoff.