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Pilot unhurt after landing on road

A light aircraft pilot has escaped with "not a mark on him" after making an emergency landing on a main road.

The road was left closed after the Piper Cherokee aircraft landed on it but the pilot, a man aged in his 40s, walked away uninjured.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it was called to the A429 in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, after the Piper pa28 made its emergency landing just before 3.30pm on Friday.

Senior paramedic officer Martyn Scott said: "It was more of a heavy landing than a crash.

"The pilot got up and walked away. There was not a mark on him. He was totally uninjured."

Warwickshire Police said the pilot was the only person on board.

They said traffic was diverted while the A429 near Walton Hall, Wellesbourne, was closed, and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) had been informed.

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