Tuesday 6th August 2013 – 4.45pm – John Hawker.
The pilot of a light aircraft has had a lucky escape after crash landing in a field near Loxley in Warwickshire earlier today.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to an incident at approximately 11.20am.
An ambulance, a paramedic officer; a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, together with the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews responded to reports of a light aircraft that had crash landed on farmland near Loxley.
“The man piloting the plane, believed to be in his late 50’s, was fortunate to escape with no injuries. He was the only person aboard and was trapped in the aircraft by the fact the planes canopy would not open due to the position of the plane.
“Once the plane was made safe by the fire service, they were able to access the man and assist him down from the plane. The man was assessed by paramedics at the scene but did not require further treatment.”