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Pilot escapes after plane crashes upside down.

A PILOT had an amazing escape when his light aircraft crashlanded upside down in a field near Wrexham.

The 56-year-old had experienced fuel problems and landed in a fieldinBurtonGreen in Llayjust before 11am yesterday, suffering minor injuries.

He was taken to Wrexham's Maelor Hospital after receiving help froma local farmer. A North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "The pilot was forced to land due to fuel problems, but landedupsidedown.The pilot is unhurt."

The pilotwas the thirdpersonto have a lucky escape yesterday.

Two cavers have been rescued from flooded caves in the Upper Swansea Valley, after being trapped for eight hours underground.

The pot-holers were cut off by rising water in the Dan-yr-Ogof cave complex near Abercrave and the West Brecon Cave Rescue team were called out after they failed to return as expected on Monday night.

The pair, both thought to be in their 20s, were led to safety after water levels dropped early yesterday.

Unusually heavy rain on Monday led to a "flood pulse" travelling through the cave system.

The two cavers were said to have remained in good spirits while being trapped, having access to food, drink and warm clothing.

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CRASHED: The wrecked plane on farmland at Burton Green and, right, rescuers free trapped caver Laura Collins at Dan-yr-Ogof
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Date:Sep 3, 2008
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