None injured in small plane crash at Kern Valley Airport

    Kern County sheriff's deputies are investigating a small plane crash at the Kern Valley Airport in Kernville, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (KBAK/KBFX photo)<p>{/p}

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A small plane crash near Kern Valley Airport left the airport closed Sunday morning.

    Witnesses say the plane was taking off when it caught fire just as it was off the ground.

    The pilot and the passenger inside were able to make it out of the plane and were uninjured.

    There has been no official word as to what caused the crash.

    The airport will remain closed with no estimated time on when it will be reopened.

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