PUYALLUP (AP) — Authorities say the pilot of a small plane crashed Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of a Pierce County strip mall shopping center.

KOMO reports the male pilot was flying alone in what appeared to be a Cessna plane. Authorities said the pilot was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries after the crash, which occurred shortly after 4 p.m. No other injuries were reported.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office was investigating the crash and officials from the National Transportation Safety Board were said to be en route to the scene.

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