Pilot Injured After Plane Crashes Into Tree In Salford, UK
One man has been injured after crashing a plane into a tree in Salford, Greater Manchester.
The pilot was suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries after his single-seater aircraft came down near the City Airport & Heliport, known locally as the Barton Aerodrome.
Police, fire and ambulance services, including the Air Ambulance, responded to calls of a plane crash shortly after 1pm.
Firefighters were able to cut free the pilot as the wreckage balanced precariously in the tree’s branches.
The 67-year-old was treated at the scene and taken to hospital with a broken leg.
According to the Manchester Evening News, he also suffered “serious” head injuries.
One fire service official told the newspaper that crashing into trees may well have saved the pilot’s life.
“He’s lucky he landed in the trees, it could have been a very different story had it been a residential area,” Steve Forster said.
No-one else was injured in the crash.
Sergeant Stuart Jones from GMP’s Salford Borough said: “Police, fire and ambulance crews were quickly on the scene and able to get the man out of the aircraft.
“The man has been taken to hospital and is being treated for his injuries. We wish him a speedy recovery.
“Officers will be in the area whilst the clean-up operation takes place.”
Courtesy of Sky News