December 5 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, August 17, 2013
This picture shows the aftermath of a light aircraft crash which resulted in the pilot being treated for “minor injuries” after the plane hit a tree as it was coming into land at Felthorpe, near Taverham.
Police, ambulance and fire crews from Earlham and Sprowston and the Fakenham water carrier were called to reports of a light aircraft crash at Taverham Road, Felthorpe at just after 1pm today.
A spokesman in the Norfolk Police control room said: “We had information from a member of the public who was driving along Taverham Road about a light aircraft which while attempting to land at Felthorpe airstrip had landed in a tree.”
The spokesman said the pilot “walked away” from the crash but was treated by the ambulance service for “minor injuries”.
He added that the plane has since been “righted and put back on its wheels” before being taken away from the spot where it landed which was close to the road.
A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) said they were called to the light aircraft crash at 1.08pm today.
He said: “An ambulance officer and a rapid response vehicle attended the incident to assess the pilot. Fortunately he did not have any serious injuries and did not require transport to hospital.”
Did you see the crash or were you the pilot of the plane? Call reporter Peter Walsh on 01603 772436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org