20th Oct, 2017

Lucky escape as duo suffer minor injuries from plane crash

Coventry Editorial 26th Feb, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

TWO MEN miraculously walked free from this mangled wreckage of their light aircaft after it crashed into an airfield on Monday (February 23).

The pilot and passenger took off from Coventry Aeroplane Club at Coventry Airport, but got in to trouble trying to land at an airstrip at Shotteswell Farm near Banbury just before midday.

Despite the plane being ripped apart the duo cheated death with just minor injuries.

One man in his 70s was treated for a suspected fractured leg and airlifed to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for further assessment and treatment, while another man, in his 60s, sustained just minor injuries and was discharged at the scene.

A spokesperson for Coventry Aeroplane Club voiced their relief at the miraculous escape of the two men and added that crashes were extremely rare – Monday’s incident being the first in the club’s 40-year history.

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