Wiltshire

Light aircraft crashes into pig farm field in Wiltshire

A light aircraft has crashed into a field at a pig farm while trying to land at an airfield in Wiltshire.

The ambulance service said the pilot and passenger - two men in their 40s or 50s - had minor injuries in the crash at Old Sarum Airfield near Salisbury.

Great Western Ambulance Service got a call at 14:25 BST that the plane was on its roof in a field by the runway.

Both the aircraft's occupants were treated at the scene before being taken to Salisbury District Hospital.

Matt Baskerville, a Wiltshire Air Ambulance paramedic, said: "It appears the aircraft's engine cut out as it was coming in to land.

"It came down in the field of an adjacent pig farm and flipped on to its roof.

"Clearly the incident could have been far more serious, but both men have fortunately suffered only minor injuries, although they were understandably shaken by their ordeal."

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