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Aircraft crash latest: Pilot 'rescued'

The scene of the crash Credit: Google Maps

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Services has confirmed that the pilot of the small aircraft that crashed at 1pm at Barton Aerodrome in Salford has been 'rescued' and has gone to hospital with severe leg and head injuries.

A spokesperson said:

We've finished at the scene of the air crash in Eccles - a man was rescued from a Taylor Monoplane suffering severe leg and head injuries.

– Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Services

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Barton plane crash latest: Pilot taken to hospital

Barton Aerodrome Credit: Google Maps

The pilot who was said to have suffered 'major trauma' after crashing the small aircraft into a wooded area at Barton Aerodrome is believed to have been taken to hospital.

Light aircraft crash: Pilot suffered 'major trauma'

Barton Aerodrome Credit: Google Maps

North West Ambulance Service has confirmed that they are at the scene where a small aircraft has crashed at Barton Aerodrome in Salford. A spokesperson confirmed they are dealing with a person who has suffered a 'major trauma'.

A light aircraft crashed at Barton Aerodrome in Eccles, Salford. A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Services said that they received a call at 12:58pm that a small plane crashed into some trees on the East side of the airport.

North West Ambulance are also at the scene and the fire service are currently cutting the pilot out of the aircraft.

More to follow.

Manchester City's plane evacuated before take off at Manchester Airport

The scene at Manchester Airport this morning Credit: MEN Syndication

An aircraft carrying Manchester City staff and media to a Champions League match was evacuated before take off after reports of smoke in the cabin.

Passengers were ordered to leave the chartered plane as it was being prepared to fly from the airport to Romania ahead of Tuesday's clash between City and Steaua Bucharest.

The flight was being operated by Romania-based charter airline company Carpatair.

A spokesman for Manchester Airport said:

It appears that there was a smell of smoke in the cabin after (the passengers) boarded, so they have been taken back to the departure lounge.

– A spokesman for Manchester Airport

No players were on board, according to reports.

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M6 motorway closed at Sandbach after lorry crash

There are delays on the M6 southbound in Cheshire after a lorry crash.

The motorway is closed between J17 A534 (Sandbach/Crewe) and J18 A54 (Middlewich/Holmes Chapel) and it's affecting traffic at J19 in Knutsford.

Lorry crash on the M6 southbound in Cheshire Credit: Mark Lamont
Recovery efforts in Cheshire after a lorry crash on the m6 Credit: Mark Lamont
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