Light aircraft crash-landing

Saturday 19th October 2013 – 5.45pm – Chris Kowalik.

The pilot of a light aircraft that ended-up upside down in a field near Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport has escaped without serious injury.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called shortly after 11.50am today.

An advanced community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and an ambulance crew attended.

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 sixties, got out.

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

green plane


Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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