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Plane forced into emergency landing in field near A59

Posted on - 28th August, 2017 - 4:46pm | Author - | Posted in - News
Aerial view of the light aircraft in the field Pic: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
Aerial view of the light aircraft in the field Pic: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

Fire crews were scrambled to reports of a plane crash landing in Lancashire during Bank Holiday Monday.

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Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service sent three crews to a field close to the A59.

A drone crew was also sent out to establish where the light aircraft had come down.

A fire service spokesman said: “We believe the aircraft was carrying the pilot and one pasenger.

“Firefighters located the aircraft and established it had landed safely in a farmers field near Mains Lane, Parbold.

“There were no injuries.”

That's not a runway! Pic: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
That’s not a runway! Pic: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

The plane came to rest just six foot away from a fence and a sheep is understood to have been hurt by the landing.

The landing took place shortly after 1pm on Bank Holiday Monday (28 August).

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