Plane crashes into trees after take-off at Salford airport
A light aircraft has crashed into trees shortly after taking off in Salford.
The pilot, 67, was rescued from the single-seater plane after crashing on the east side of City Airport in Barton at about 13:00 BST.
He suffered serious injuries including a broken leg and was taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
A clean-up operation is being carried out at the scene. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed.
Sgt Stuart Jones said: "Police, fire and ambulance crews were quickly on the scene and able to get the man out of the aircraft.
"Officers will be in the area whilst the clean-up operation takes place."