A pilot was injured after a single-engine airplane crashed near the Buchanan Field Airport in Concord Friday afternoon.
The small Glastar plane was returning to Concord due to a mechanical problem and crashed short of the runway outside the airport near Marsh Drive and Solano Way, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said.
The pilot was the only person onboard the plane and was transported to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. The pilot's condition was not immediately known. No one on the ground was injured.
The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash, Gregor said. That investigation could take six to nine months, according to airport spokesman Keith Freitas.
Officials added that a crash hasn't occurred at Buchanan Field Airport in the last two years.
No other information was immediately available.
Bay City News contributed to this report.