Two hurt in light aircraft crash

A man and an 11-year-old boy have been injured after a light aircraft crashed in fields near Canons Ashby in Northamptonshire.

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Pilot of crashed plane airlifted to hospital

The pilot of a light aircraft that crashed at Canons Ashby in south Northamptonshire this morning has now been air-lifted to Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry.

Both he and the 11-year-old boy who was a passenger in the plane are believed to have serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Arrangements are now being made for the plane to be removed from the site. This is expected to take place this afternoon

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Canons Ashby House: 'our thoughts go out to the injured and their families'

Canons Ashby House has made a statement following the light aircraft crash in its grounds earlier this morning.

An 11-year-old boy, who was a passenger in the plane, has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

Emergency services were called to the National Trust property near Towcester, Northamptonshire, at 11.45am this morning.

The pilot is still receiving treatment at the scene.

On the Canons Ashby House Twitter page, it says:

"Our thoughts are with those affected by the light aircraft crash today in the parkland. Nothing was damaged in the house or gardens.

"Thankfully no visitors have been affected and the property is undamaged. Our thoughts go out to the injured and their families."

11-year-old boy injured in light aircraft crash

An 11-year-old boy has been seriously injured in a light aircraft crash in Northamptonshire.

He was a passenger in the plane which came down in the grounds of Canons Ashby House - a National Trust property near Towcester.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 11.45am this morning.

The boy has now been airlifted to Birmingham Children's Hospital. The pilot is still receiving treatment at the scene.

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