Aircraft crashes into field at Upottery

PUBLISHED: 09:13 11 June 2012


Occupants walk away from wreckage.

The occupants of a light aircraft which crashed into a field at Upottery on Saturday walked away from the wreckage with just minor injuries, the emergency services have reported.

Devon and Cornwall Constabulary says officers attended the scene at 5pm.

A spokesman said in a statement: “The two occupants walked away from the crash with minor injuries and were taken by ambulance to Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.

“The matter has been referred to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) for investigation.”

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “Two appliances from Ottery were mobilised.

“Upon arrival, crews confirmed one light aircraft crashed into a field with two casualties released from the aircraft prior to the arrival of the fire service.

“The casualties were conveyed to hospital by land and air ambulance. The fire crews made the scene safe.”

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