A pilot was seriously injured in an experimental plane crash at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport Monday morning.

Falk Nicolaus, 63, was injured when the plane crashed at 10:37 a.m. in a wooded area near the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport.

Officials said that when Hernando County Fire Rescue responded to the scene, they found Nicolaus standing near the burning wreckage. He was taken by air to Tampa General Hospital with serious injuries.

Crews quickly extinguished the plane and wooded area without further incident.

The Federal Aviation Authority has been contacted for further investigation.