Lucky escape after microlight suffers heavy landing

Monday 23rd May 2016 – 2.05pm – Murray MacGregor.

Two men have escaped serious injury after their microlight came down heavily as it came in to land.

It happened at Long Marston Airfield in Warwickshire at about 2.15pm on Sunday afternoon.

An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Initial reports were that it was a much more serious incident than it thankfully turned out to be.

The pilot and his passenger, who were both in their 40s, were able to get out of the microlight themselves.  One had suffered a wrist injury and both had minor cuts and bruising.

“There was some damage to the aircraft; mainly to the wings.

“After assessment, they were both discharged.”


Microlight 1 (23-05-16) Microlight 2 (23-05-16)

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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