Tuesday, May 19, 2020

American Aviation AA-1A Trainer, N12YT: Accident occurred May 15, 2020 at Blythe Airport (KBLH), Riverside County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside, California

Aircraft lost control on takeoff and crashed. 

https://registry.faa.gov/N12YT

Date: 15-MAY-20
Time: 20:59:00Z
Regis#: N12YT
Aircraft Make: AMERICAN AVIATION
Aircraft Model: AA1
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: BLYTHE
State: CALIFORNIA


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.

https://mynewsla.com

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