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.