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Apr 24, 2017


The casualty, who was trapped inside for up to two hours, was freed by firefighters and is griphoists understood to have suffered neck and chest injuries. Microlight stuck in tree Credit: SECAmb Hart The aircraft crashed at around 3.15pm on Saturday. A spokesman for Kent Fire and Rescue said: "A microlight aircraft crashed into and had become stuck in an oak tree approximately 15ft above the ground in a field near Lingfield Road, Edenbridge. "Crews have used lines, ladders and a tirfor winch to secure the microlight. Extraction of the 91-year-old pilot from the aircraft is now underway using safe working at height equipment, a tirfor winch and strops." Part of aircraft in tree Credit: SECAmb Hart Fire crews later confirmed the man was freed from the aircraft at 5.20pm and was being tended to by paramedics. No-one else was in the aircraft. It is understood he has since been taken to Tunbridge Wells Hospital with possible chest and neck injuries. The Aircraft Accident Investigation Branch has been informed. Sorry, this content isn't available on your device. Last updated Sun 17 Jul 2016

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