Pensioner airlifted to hospital after microlight plane crash

The air ambulance taking off from Bilsborrow yesterday (Pic: DI Damian Kitchen/Twitter)
The air ambulance taking off from Bilsborrow yesterday (Pic: DI Damian Kitchen/Twitter)
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A 75-year-old woman suffered serious injuries in a microlight plane crash yesterday evening.

The pensioner was airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital with 'major trauma', thought to be pelvic injuries, while the aircraft's 76-year-old male pilot was also hurt.

He was taken to Preston by road ambulance, a spokeswoman for the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) said.

Police said the pair's microlight crashed into an airfield off St Michael's Road, Bilsborrow, at around 6.45pm.

The incident is now being investigated by the Air Accidents Investigations Branch (AAIB), the force added.