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Pilot forced to land in field after engine failure

Oxfordshire firefighters say they received a report of a light aircraft crash in the Kingston Bagpuize area near Abingdon yesterday evening.

The four-seater Cessna aircraft had made an emergency landing in a field adjacent to the Hanney Road between Southmoor and Charney Bassett.

The pilot and his passengers suffered no injuries. The aircraft had suffered engine failure prior to landing and the pilot had to make the decision to land in the field.

Incident Commander Dean Hazell said: “The aircraft landed in the field upright without any obvious damage. The crew had a very lucky escape from what could have been very serious incident."

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