Update: Pilot and tanker driver injured in light aircraft crash in Castle Bytham

Light plane crash near Castle Bytham'Photo: Jonathan Smith
Light plane crash near Castle Bytham'Photo: Jonathan Smith
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The pilot of a light aircraft which crashed into a bungalow in Castle Bytham this afternoon (Wednesday) has been taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham by air ambulance.

The 73-year-old man, from Thurnby, Leicestershire, has a leg injury and other cuts and bruises but his condition is not thought to be life-threatening. He was freed from the wreckage by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.

A 52-year-old tanker driver who was making a delivery nearby has been taken to hospital having sustained minor cuts and bruises, along with shock.

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

The bungalow did not suffer major structural damage. The emergency services remain at the scene ensuring that the wreckage and fuel from the plane are made safe.

In due course an investigation is likely to be launched by the Civil Aviation Authority, said a Lincolnshire Police spokesman.

3.31pm: A light aircraft has collided with a bungalow on a farm outside Castle Bytham, south of Grantham.

The crash occurred at 2.08pm today (Wednesday). Emergency services are on the scene, including an air ambulance and fire and rescue crews from Grantham and Corby Glen. The road is closed at Counthorpe Lane.

Lincolnshire Police says early information suggests that there was only the pilot on board the aircraft and he does not have life-threatening injuries. It is not thought that anyone on the ground has been seriously injured.

Police are asking for witnesses to the incident to get in touch on the non-emergency 101 number, quoting incident number 244 of November 19.

More to follow.