Editor's note: This article was originally published Aug. 30 at about 12:45 p.m. It has been updated multiple times since then.
A pilot suffered only minor injuries Friday when he made an emergency landing on Rancho Palos Verdes Beach, and the plane
flipped over at the edge of the water.
The two-seater Piper Cub, which witnesses said was towing a banner, went down on the shoreline near the Trump National Golf Club about 11:40 a.m., county fire Inspector Scott Miller said.
"The pilot suffered only minor injuries and was talking to our paramedics and the lifeguards at the scene," Miller told City News Service. "There was no fire and the plane seemed to suffer only minor damage."
The pilot, who was treated at the scene, was only person aboard the plane, Miller said.
A witness who saw the incident from Del Cerro Park said the plane appeared to dump the banner it was carrying in the ocean before landing on the beach.
Though emergency personnel were called to the scene, no area streets or roads were closed, according to the city of Rancho Palos Verdes. Onlookers were asked to avoid the area.
Miller said the FAA and the U.S. Coast Guard had been notified of the crash.
Aircraft crashes and crash landings are also investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board. No one at the Western regional NTSB office in Gardena was immediately available for comment.—City News Service, with additional reporting by editor Nicole Mooradian.