Plane crashes near southwestern Minnesota airport, pilot injured

A pilot was injured when his airplane crashed in a field near the Granite Falls Airport in southwestern Minnesota Friday morning.

The Yellow Medicine Sheriff's Office in a news release said it received a 911 call at 7:03 a.m. Friday about a plane that crashed east of the airport. The caller said a man walking by the plane had cuts on his head. 

First responders treated the 67-year-old pilot from Granite Falls at the scene and he was airlifted to North Memorial Health Hospital. His condition is not known, the sheriff's office said. 

The pilot was flying a small 1971 American Aviation AA-1A two-seat plane, a news release said. 

A cause for the crash has not been released. The FAA will investigate the incident.