York & North Yorkshire

Man injured in gyrocopter crash at airfield near York

A pilot has been taken to hospital after a gyrocopter crashed and overturned close to York.

The incident happened on Wednesday just after 19:00 BST at Rufforth Airfield on the B1224 to the west of the city.

Emergency services said a man in his 50s had suffered head and lower back injuries and was helped to an ambulance before being taken to hospital.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service cleaned up a fuel spillage but there was no fire.

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