Light aircraft crash lands in Honington

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The pilot of a light aircraft which crash landed in Honington today has escaped uninjured.

Emergency services were called by a member of public at 12.40pm today to reports that a light aircraft had crashed in a ploughed field by the A1088 just short of the runway at RAF Honington.

A spokesman from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said that the pilot escaped uninjured after his plane landed nose first.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said that the pilot had to make an emergency landing and the aircraft flipped as it skidded on the ground, but members of the public got the plane back onto its wheels.

One fire crew from Ixworth and the RAF Honington fire crew attended along with Suffolk Police and the police helicopter which responded to a may day call.

The aircraft has now been recovered to RAF Honington and the Air Accident Investigation Bureau will investigate the incident.