Update: Light aircraft recovery is ongoing in Castle Bytham

Light plane crash near Castle Bytham'Photo: Jonathan Smith
Light plane crash near Castle Bytham'Photo: Jonathan Smith

Activity is ongoing today at the scene of a light aircraft crash in Castle Bytham yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).

Police say a scene guard is still in place for public safety while recovery of the aeroplane is carried out. It collided with a bungalow at a farm in the village, south of Grantham, at 2.08pm.

The pilot of the aircraft, a 73-year-old man from Thurnby in Leicestershire, remains at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he is being treated for a back injury, leg injury, and other cuts and bruises. His condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

A 52-year-old tanker driver who was making a delivery nearby was taken to Lincoln County Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and subsequently released.

The 61-year-old occupant of the bungalow was with the tanker driver but was not injured.

Any investigation into the incident will now be overseen by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

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