Two people seriously injured and taken to hospital after plane crash

Two men, one in their 50s and the other in their 60s, were rushed to hospital with serious injuries after their light plane crashed in a field

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Tyldesley plane crash: Police at the scene of the incident near Wigan

Two people have been seriously injured after a light plane crash in the UK.

Greater Manchester Police said they responded to reports of a light aircraft crash around 1.10pm in a field just off Rindle Road, Tyldesley, near Manchester.

The police confirmed that the two occupants of the vehicle, two men aged between 50 and 70, were rushed to hospital with serious injuries, reports the MEN.

Fortunately, police say their injuries “are not expected to be life-threatening at this time.”

Two people were seriously injured and taken to hospital after a plane crash

They also confirmed there was no wider disruption to the public.

Witnesses reported seeing a helicopter shortly after the crash.

A resident said: “I heard this loud engine noise, I knew something was wrong. I looked out the window and saw the plane upside down and a helicopter landed next to it within minutes”

A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Just before 1.30pm this afternoon, five fire engines from Farnworth, Leigh, Irlam and Atherton, plus a response unit Leigh Technical were called to report a plane crash on Rindle Road. , Tydesley.

Police parked on a farm track just off Rindle Road at the edge of the scene

“Teams quickly arrived on scene and worked to secure the area.

“Firefighters using trauma equipment and a long board worked with colleagues from the North West Ambulance Service to treat two people at the scene, before they were taken to hospital.

“Firefighters are still present and have been on site for about an hour.”

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