Norfolk

Felthorpe Airfield plane crash caused by gust of wind

  • 12 December 2013
  • From the section Norfolk
Crashed plane in tree
Image caption Ambulance staff were called to the scene but the pilot was not hurt

A light aircraft crashed into a tree at a Norfolk airfield after it was caught by a gust of wind, accident investigators found.

The plane crashed at Felthorpe Airfield, near Norwich, on 17 August.

An Air Accidents Investigation Branch report found that a gust of wind lifted a wing as the aircraft came in to land.

The plane was left hanging nose-down from a tree. The 74-year-old pilot was able to escape unhurt through the broken windscreen.

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