Photo Credit: KGO
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- A small plane crashed Thursday afternoon in Marin County, San Rafael Fire Chief Chris Gray said.
The plane went down near the San Rafael Airport at about 4 p.m., he said, and San Rafael fire and rescue units found the plane in a marshy area near McInnis Park Golf Center.
Gray said it appeared that the plane did not hit any structures.
The pilot was the only person aboard the plane, and Gray said at 4:25 p.m. that his condition was being assessed by paramedics.
The cause of the crash had not yet been identified, he said.
SAN RAFAEL -- A pilot taking off from the Smith Ranch Airport in San Rafael this afternoon ditched his plane in a marsh just after takeoff, the Marin County Sheriff's Office said.
The pilot, an unnamed 65-year Novato resident, had just taken off in his self-built GN1 Air Camper at about 4 p.m. when he experienced engine trouble.
He landed in the march uninjured, with moderate damage to the plane, according to Lt. Barry Heying in a media release.
The pilot then climbed out of the plane and walked back to the airport, where responding emergency personnel located him.
The National Safety Board said there will be no investigation into the crash, Heying said.