Plane crash lands at Wolverhampton airport

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A pilot had a lucky escape after his plane crashed while landing at an airport near Wolverhampton.

The Piper PA-28 Cherokee was coming into land at Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport, close to Bobbington, when its front wheel collapsed causing it to skid along the runway.

The plane was being flown by a male pilot and there were no passengers on board at the time of the crash.

Fire crews based at the airport were scrambled to the plane and sprayed it with foam to prevent a fire starting.

Airport officials say that the pilot was uninjured but were unable to reveal where the plane was flying from.

Alastair Mackinnon, the operational manager at the airport, said: "At around 11am the Piper PA -8 Cherokee came into land and as it has done so the front wheel has collapsed.

"It has skidded along the run way and come to a stop - it was a simple collision. One male was on board, the pilot, and there were no injuries.

"The fire service that is based at the airport sprayed the plane with foam but this was precautionary and to prevent any possibility of a fire starting. It is standard for the fire service to attend."

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