A sudden engine malfunction meant it would not climb so the pilot brought it down safely in a nearby field close to the Moate Road, between Newtownards and Comber
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Pilot makes emergency landing in field in County Down

A pilot had to make an emergency landing in a field in County Down after the microlight he was flying had an engine failure.

The aircraft took off from Newtownards air field at 12:00 BST on Friday.

A sudden engine malfunction meant it would not climb so the pilot brought it down safely in a nearby field close to the Moate Road, between Newtownards and Comber.

He and his passenger were uninjured.