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Plane crashes into trees after take-off at Salford airport

An air ambulance was sent to the crash but the pilot was driven to hospital
Image caption An air ambulance was sent to the crash but the pilot was driven to hospital

A light aircraft has crashed into trees shortly after taking off in Salford.

The pilot, 67, was rescued from the single-seater plane after crashing on the east side of City Airport in Barton at about 13:00 BST.

He suffered serious injuries including a broken leg and was taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A clean-up operation is being carried out at the scene. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed.

Sgt Stuart Jones said: "Police, fire and ambulance crews were quickly on the scene and able to get the man out of the aircraft.

"Officers will be in the area whilst the clean-up operation takes place."

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Image caption The plane crashed on the east side of the airfield, also known as Barton Aerodrome

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