According to the Oxnard Fire Department, the incident was reported at 9:43 a.m. near the intersection of West Gonzalez Road and Victoria Avenue, just outside the city limits.
The pilot "self-extricated" from the helicopter before firefighters arrived at the scene and extinguished the grass-fueled blaze, the tweet said. The single patient was transported to a hospital.
A spokesperson for the Ventura County Fire Department said the pilot suffered a leg injury and possibly and an ankle injury.
Helicopter down in the field at Victoria and Gonzales. A single patient self extricated prior to Crews arrival. Transported with non life-threatening injuries at this time. The helicopter fire started in approx 1/4 acre grass fire. Fire is been knocked down.— Oxnard Fire Dept. (@OxnardFire) May 4, 2019
The grass fire burned about half of an acre.