Air Accidents Investigation Branch

Microlight wreckage taken to Farnborough for investigation

Air accident investigators say their work at the site of a microlight aircraft crash near Little Strickland, south of Penrith, is now complete.

The wreckage of the small aircraft has been taken to the agency's headquarters at Farnborough for a detailed examination.

The pilot, understood to be an elderly man, was taken to hospital by air ambulance but there is as yet no word on his condition.

Investigators move in after microlight crash

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is investigating how a microlight aircraft came down in Cumbria at the weekend.

Emergency services, including four fire engines, were called to Newby, near Penrith, on Saturday morning where the aircraft crash-landed in a field, the fire and rescue service said last night.

A statement said one person was taken to hospital by air ambulance, but the emergency services have given no word on their condition.

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