UPDATE: 5:37 a.m. – The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the cause of the crash.
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Lompoc police say the pilot was able to get out of the plane on his own, suffering only a minor scratch on his hand.
UPDATE: 10:15 p.m. – Lompoc Fire officials say the pilot of the plane was not injured.
Firefighters say he was the only person in the plane when it crashed and there is no damage to surrounding property.
Traffic is now being allowed through H Street.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
(Original Story) 9:56 p.m. – Lompoc Police are responding to a plane crash near the airport.
Police say the crash happened at around 9:15 p.m. Monday on the 1700 block of H Street near the River Edge Pet Lodge.
Crews on scene say the pilot fell short of the landing strip.
First responders say the pilot was able to get out of the plane, however, this has not been confirmed by police.
As of 10 p.m., Northbound traffic is being diverted by the Albertsons shopping center and turned around.
Few details are being provided at this time.
This is a developing story and will be updated when new information becomes available