by: Will Conybeare

A 28-year-old pilot was injured after her plane flipped upside down at Van Nuys Airport on Thursday afternoon.

The Cessna 172 overturned into a safety area near runway 15 Left around 4:15 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The female pilot, who was the only occupant on board, was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. 

The airport remained operational as the accident was investigated.