North West Wales

Two injured in Caernarfon Airport light aircraft crash

The light aircraft crash at Caernarfon Airport Image copyright Paul Kelly
Image caption Two people suffered minor injuries in the crash

Two people have been hurt in a light aircraft crash at a Gwynedd airport.

North Wales Police said two people suffered minor injuries after the plane overturned while landing at Caernarfon Airport at about 13:15 BST on Saturday.

The aircraft crashed through a perimeter fence and flipped over in an adjacent field.

Both the pilot and their passenger walked away from the crash and were taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor to be checked over.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service was called to the airfield by air traffic control after the crash, but the aircraft did not catch fire.

Two appliances, from Bangor and Caernarfon, remain at the scene, as well as three fire officers.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has been informed but Caernarfon Airport is yet to comment.

The AAIB said it was aware of the crash and was investigating.

Image caption An investigation into the crash is under way