Light aircraft crashes into trees in Rolvenden

An elderly pilot has been taken to hospital after a light aircraft crashed in Kent.

Firefighters were called following reports that a craft had landed in trees and a hedgerow in Hastings Road, Rolvenden, at 17:25 BST.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service said crews had freed the pilot, a 78-year-old man, using small tools.

He was taken to the William Harvey Hospital (WHH), Ashford, for treatment for minor injuries.

A spokeswoman for Kent Police said: "Police were called to Rolvenden at 6pm following a report that a light aircraft had crashed.

"The pilot, a 78-year-old man, received minor injuries in the incident and was taken to WHH for treatment.

"The Civil Aviation Authority are dealing with the incident."

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