Leicester

Two escape after plane crashes in field near Kilby

Plane crash near Kilby (courtesy Andrew Carpenter)
Image caption The pilot was attempting to make an emergency landing, said police

A man and a woman escaped serious injury when their plane flipped upside down during an emergency landing in Leicestershire.

The light aircraft came down in a farmer's field near Kilby at about 1500 BST.

A man in his 20s, believed to be the pilot, was slightly hurt and a female passenger, in her 60s, was unharmed.

Leicestershire Police said the incident had been referred to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

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