Coventry & Warwickshire

Light aircraft lands on main road at Wellesbourne

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Image caption The light aircraft landed on the A429 at Wellesbourne

A main road in Warwickshire was closed after a light aircraft made an emergency landing on it.

Pilot Chris Hall walked away uninjured from the damaged Piper PA-28 which landed on the A429 at Wellesbourne earlier.

Mr Hall, of Earlswood, Warwickshire, said remembered his "instructor's words" during the incident.

The ambulance service said it was "more of a heavy landing" than a crash.

Senior paramedic officer Martyn Scott added: "The pilot got up and walked away. There was not a mark on him. He was totally uninjured."

Mr Hall said: "On climb out the engine decided that it wasn't going to play any more, so I remembered my instructor's words, which were 'find a field', so I did."

The pilot added he had just taken off.

He said: "I'd just been doing circuits actually, so I'd done six or seven take offs and landings in the previous hour.

"So I was very familiar with what the plane was doing and what the conditions were, which did make it really easy to recover from what could have been quite a dangerous situation."

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