LIVERMORE (CBS SF) — A small plane crashed shortly after taking off from the Livermore Municipal Airport Wednesday, injuring the pilot.

The single-prop Cessna aircraft was taking off from Wednesday just before noon when it veered to the right, back to the left, and then crashed into a field, witnesses told the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department.

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The pilot was the only occupant and was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries, the fire department said. The pilot was conscious at the time of transport.

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The crash resulted in significant damage to the aircraft. There was no immediate word on what caused the plane to crash.

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