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Pensioner pilot seriously injured in plane crash

by Divya Kohli

An elderly pilot narrowly cheated death when his light aircraft crashed in woods near Farnham. It happened on Saturday evening at Furze Hill, near the village of Churt in Surrey. The pilot, who's believed to be in his 80s, was cut free at the scene and taken to Frimley Park Hospital. He's said to be in a serious but stable condition. Air Accident investigators are looking into the incident. Divya Kohli reports.

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Pilot in hospital after light aircraft crash

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The light aircraft came down near Farnham Credit: @SECAmbHart

An elderly pilot was seriously injured when his light aircraft crashed into trees. The victim, who is in his 80s, had to be cut free by firefighters after the air crash.

His injuries are not thought to have been life threatening and he was said to have been conscious and talking to emergency crews.

Eyewitnesses described hearing a rush of air and then a "massive bang" as the aircraft came down in Churt, near Farnham, Surrey.

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The light aircraft came down near Farnham Credit: @SECAmbHart

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Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge scores his side's second goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield Credit: PA
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People heard "massive bang" as light aircraft crashed

An elderly pilot was seriously injured when his light aircraft crashed into trees, police said.

The victim, aged in his 80s, had to be cut free from the twisted metal by firefighters after the air crash.

His injuries were not thought to have been life threatening and he was said to have been conscious and talking to emergency crews.

Eyewitnesses described hearing a rush of air and then a "massive bang" as the aircraft came down in Churt, near Farnham, Surrey.

South Central Ambulance Service sent two ambulances and two cars to the scene yesterday/ on Saturday.

We received a report of a light aircraft coming down near to Farnham at around 8pm last night. Emergency services extricated one person who was trapped within the aircraft. The man, who was in his 80s, was believed to have serious injuries which were not thought to be life threatening. He was taken to Frimley Park Hospital at around 9.30pm.

– Police spokesman

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch and the Civil Aviation Authority had both been informed of the crash.

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Catch up with the South's Saturday football scores

In the Championship, Brighton travelled to Birmingham looking for their first win, but it wasn't to be. The Seagulls lost 1-0. And Bournemouth look to hold onto the top spot with a 1-0 win at home over Brentford. A 1-0 win also for Reading against Ipswich.

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Birmingham City's Wesley Thomas (Left) and Brighton & Hove Albion's Rohan Ince battle for the ball Credit: Clint Hughes/EMPICS Sport

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Birmingham City's Wesley Thomas (left) celebrates after scoring his sides second goal of the match Credit: Clint Hughes/EMPICS Sport
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