Two people escape from wreckage of plane crash in farmer’s field near Manchester

Two people have escaped without serious injury after a plane crashed in a farmer’s field this afternoon.

The light aircraft came down at Chat Moss in Manchester, just one mile from City Airport & Heliport in Salford, at around 3pm today.

Two men inside, the pilot and a passenger, managed to escape the wreckage.

A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) said one of the men was taken to Salford Royal Hospital with head and neck injuries, which are not believed to be serious.

The second man was checked over by ambulance crews at the scene, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The air ambulance also attended alongside the Hazardous Area Response Team, but was not needed.

An NWAS spokesman added: “We were called at 3.16pm to an incident at Chat Moss involving a small aircraft. Two people were involved.

“One casualty was taken to hospital with head and neck injuries not believed to be serious.”

The fire service confirmed they too were called to the scene.

They said: “We got a call at 3.12pm saying that a light aircraft had come down in a farmer’s field one mile from City Airport.

“Two men were inside, they self rescued and were conscious and breathing.

“We sent two pumps from Eccles, one from Irlam, and an all-terrain vehicle from Irlam.”

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