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Man survives light aircraft crash

Published 20/10/2013

A pilot has walked away from a crash near Halfpenny Green airport, Wolverhampton
A pilot has walked away from a crash near Halfpenny Green airport, Wolverhampton

A pilot has walked away from a crash with just a few cuts and bruises after his plane ditched in a field landing upside down.

The man, in his 60s, brought the single-propeller light aircraft down just before noon yesterday, without sustaining any significant injuries, according to medics who treated him at the scene.

The crash happened near Halfpenny Green Airport near Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Crews arrived to find the single-seater light aircraft upside down in a ploughed field not far from the airport runway.

"Fire crews at the scene righted the aircraft and the pilot, a man in his 60s, got out.

"He was assessed at the scene and found to have just minor injuries. He was discharged at the scene."

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