By Derrick Ow

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (KION-TV): UPDATE AT 4:45 PM ON JAN. 1, 2023: Watsonville Police announced that the 73 year old pilot sustained moderate injuries and is expected to survive.

Officers said that the woman was the sole occupant of the aircraft and she has been taken to the hospital.

Police said there are additional road closures at Miller Avenue & Buena Vista Drive to go along with Buena Vista Drive and Calabasas Road.


CHP Santa Cruz have put road closures on Buena Vista Drive and at Calabasas Road after a reported plane crash took place at Watsonville Municipal Airport.

Officers said that one woman did suffer major injuries and is being transported to the hospital. It is unsure if there was anybody on the plane with her.

We have a reporter on his way to scene and will continue to update you on this breaking news situation.