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91-year-old microlight pilot rescued from tree

Published 16/07/2016

The elderly man was released from hospital after treatment
The elderly man was released from hospital after treatment

A 91-year-old pilot had to be rescued after crashing a microlight into an oak tree.

The plane became stuck in the tree about 15ft above the ground in a field near Lingfield Road, Edenbridge, Kent, just after 3pm on Saturday.

Fire crews used lines, ladders and a winch to secure the microlight before attempting to extract the elderly pilot from the aircraft.

The pilot was eventually released and assessed by paramedics by 5.20pm, a spokesman for Kent Fire and Rescue Service said.

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