Berkshire

Pilot uninjured after crash at Brimpton Airfield

Plane crash at Brimpton Airfield Image copyright Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption The pilot walked away from the single-engine aircraft

A pilot escaped uninjured after the light aircraft he was flying overran the runway on take-off, police said.

Emergency services were called to Brimpton Airfield in Berkshire at 11:26 BST following reports of the crash.

The male pilot was able to free himself from the single-engine aircraft before firefighters arrived at the scene, Thames Valley Police said.

An Air Accidents Investigation Branch spokesman said: "We are aware of the incident and are investigating."

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the scene had now been made safe.