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Posted on: May 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Airplane Crash


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Airplane Crash
Station Area:Blythe
Written Date:May 15, 2020Time:5:00 PM
Incident Date:May 15, 2020Time:2:06 PM
Incident Location:Blythe Airport: 17000 block of Hobsonway, Blythe Ca.
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Dan Hinderliter
File Number(s):A201360014


On Friday, May 15th, 2020, Deputies from the Colorado River Station responded to an air emergency call at the Blythe Airport, near the City of Blythe. When they arrived, they found that the pilot of a single engine aircraft had lost control during takeoff due to a gust of wind causing him to lose air speed. The aircraft hit into a field near the runway rendering it inoperable.

The pilot sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy Nolan at the Colorado River Station by calling (760) 921-7900.

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