Kent

Pilot, 91, stuck in a tree after microlight crash in Edenbridge

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Image caption Kent Fire & Rescue crew used a winch, lines and ladders to extract the elderly pilot from the microlight

A 91-year-old pilot got stuck in a tree after his microlight crashed in Kent.

The aircraft got entangled in the branches of the oak tree about 15ft (4.6m) above a field near Lingfield Road at Edenbridge, on Saturday afternoon.

Fire crews eventually managed to free the pilot using ladders, lines and a winch.

The elderly man was treated for possible neck and chest injuries and taken to hospital for X-rays.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed.

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Image caption The microlight came down in a field near Edenbridge Kent at around 15:25 BST on Saturday
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Image caption Kent Fire & Rescue said the microlight was stuck 15ft (4.6m) up the tree

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