Authorities say a small airplane ran out of gas and crash-landed on a Central California runway blocked by construction equipment.
The Bakersfield Police Department reported Friday that the pilot, 67-year-old William Newsom of Nevada City, was not hurt in the emergency landing at the Bakersfield Air Park.
Officials say Newsom was flying solo in his single-engine plane headed south to Los Angeles when he noticed he was low on fuel.
The pilot told officials he feared flying over a populated area to reach another runway. He chose the one in Bakersfield even though there was equipment blocking two-thirds of its length, leaving little room to land.
The plane came to a rest after hitting a chain link fence at the runway's end.
The Federal Aviation Administration plans to investigate.