Reports of the crash came in just before 1 p.m. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the plane crashed into a soccer field at the Field of Dreams park in San Pedro.
Two people were in the plane when it came down. According to the LAFD, two bystanders were able to pull the passenger out of the plane. First responders said that the pilot was still in the plane when they got there and had to be extricated. Officials said the two people injured in the crash were a mal estimated to be about 45 years old, and a woman estimated to be about 30 years old.
The two were brought to the hospital in "at least" critical condition, LAFD said.
No one else was reportedly injured in the crash.
According to LAFD Battalion Chief Shin Black, the plane took off from the Torrance area, but information about the plane's route or destination were not immediately known.
Black added that the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.
Los Angeles City Council member Tim McOsker, who represents the area, said he was thankful no one else was injured given the popularity of the park.
"Just on Saturday, there wee hundreds and hundreds of kids here," McOsker said. "…While it's a tragedy, thank God this could have been a much larger tragedy. Our hearts go out to the two victims and we are praying that they are going to be healed."
Black called the fact that the field was empty during the crash "the best outcome that we could hope for."
After the pilot and passenger were brought to the hospital, the next priority for LAFD was cleaning up the fuel leaked on to the ground.
"There is liquid bulk storage all around us, and there is a propane storage facility — two tanks with hundreds of thousands of gallons of propane, so it could have been a much greater disaster," McOsker said.