Pilot of small aircraft taken to hospital after crashing his light aircraft into some trees in Salford todayRead the full story ›
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.
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.
We can confirm that a single seat aircraft has been involved in an accident during takeoff today. The pilot has been taken to hospital.
We are standing by with a covering jet and foam extinguisher as firefighters use cutting gear to free the pilot @nwambulance in attendance
We are at Barton Aerodrome. A light aircraft has crashed into trees. The pilot is trapped, injuries as yet unknown. More as we have it...
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.
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.
No players were on board, according to reports.
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