Woman airlifted to hospital after 40ft digger plunge

helicopter rescue The injured woman was flown to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee by air ambulance

A woman was airlifted to hospital after a digger plunged 40ft (12m) down an embankment in Perthshire.

The woman was trapped in the front-loading digger at Mains of Pitcastle farm, near Pitlochry, following the incident at about 16:00 on Wednesday.

Fire crews used rope equipment and a longboard to free her from the vehicle at the bottom of the embankment.

The woman, who is in her 40s, was flown to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee with non-life-threatening injuries.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Tayside & Central

Weather

Dundee

17 °C 13 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.