The pilot of a single-engine aircraft lost control during takeoff and crashed into a field Friday afternoon in Blythe and received minor injuries.

The pilot took off from Blythe Airport and lost control during takeoff due to a gust of wind, according to Sgt. Dan Hinderliter of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The plane crashed about 2:05 p.m. in a field near the runway, Hinderliter said.

The pilot was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, according to Hinderliter.

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