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UKIP candidate for Buckingham Nigel Farage

UKIP candidate for Buckingham Nigel Farage

Investigators looks at wreckage of the light aircraft that crashed at Hinton-in-the-Hedges airfield, near Brackley

Investigators looks at wreckage of the light aircraft that crashed at Hinton-in-the-Hedges airfield, near Brackley

A light aircraft lies in a field at Hinton Airfield

A light aircraft lies in a field at Hinton Airfield

Peter Macdiarmid

A light aircraft is turned over by a crane as it lies in a field at Hinton Airfield

A light aircraft is turned over by a crane as it lies in a field at Hinton Airfield

Peter Macdiarmid

An investigator looks at wreckage of the light aircraft

An investigator looks at wreckage of the light aircraft

Rui Vieira

The light aircraft that crashed at Hinton-in-the-Hedges airfield, near Brackley, injuring Ukip candidate Nigel Farage

The light aircraft that crashed at Hinton-in-the-Hedges airfield, near Brackley, injuring Ukip candidate Nigel Farage

Rui Vieira

UKIP candidate for Buckingham Nigel Farage

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage has spoken about surviving his election day air crash, after being released from hospital, saying he "must be the luckiest man alive".

The MEP's light aircraft plunged to the ground on Thursday, leaving him with cracked ribs and a chipped spine. His pilot also needed hospital treatment.

Speaking at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, Mr Farage told Sky News he feared burning to death after crashing, adding: "It's difficult to believe we have come out of it as luckily as we have."

PA