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Devon Tiger Moth plane crash pilot injured

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Image caption The male pilot is being treated by paramedics for leg and back injuries after the crash at Weston, near Branscombe airfield

A pilot has been injured after his Tiger Moth plane crashed into a field.

The sole occupant, a male pilot, is being treated for leg and back injuries after the crash at Weston, near Branscombe airfield in Devon.

A witness said the vintage plane "suddenly fell out of the sky" and landed with a "thud".

Emergency services and a Devon and Cornwall Police helicopter are at the scene, where the privately owned aircraft came down.

A police cordon is in place and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has been informed.

According to the AAIB the same plane was involved in a crash in 2001.

Image caption A police cordon is in place and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed

Witness Karen Fursey said: "I saw the plane flying lower and lower and then it smashed into the ground.

"I saw the pilot had got out of the plane - he sat down, got up and sat down again."

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