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Aircraft pilot hurt in forest crash.

A 52-YEAR-OLD pilot from Merseyside was taken to hospital suffering from burns after his light aircraft was forced to crash land in Cheshire last night.

The alarm was raised by local people, who reported seeing an aircraft in trouble above Hogshead Lane, in Oakmere, close to Delamere Forest.

The aircraft came down in some trees, about 30ft above ground, and burst into flames.

The crash took place on land owned by the Forestry Commission, shortly after 9pm.

The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the plane, was rescued from the aircraft.

He was taken to the Countess of Chester hospital suffering from second-degree burns, which are not life - threat ening.

The crash site was sealed off to allow air accident investigators to attend the scene.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Sep 26, 2006
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