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Serious injuries avoided as plane crashes at Wolverhampton Airport

By Jamie Brassington | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

An aircraft crashed into a tyre wall at an airport after overshooting the runway.

Halfpenny Green Airport

The crash took place at Wolverhampton's Halfpenny Green Airport, located on Six Ashes Road in Bobbington, this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly before 3pm.

There were no reports of injuries but medics had to assess four occupants who were inside the aircraft.

A spokesman for the airport said the plane overshot the runway before landing and crashing into a tyre wall.

Claire Brown, spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “We were called after reports of an aircraft which had collided with a wall.

“An ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene along with police and fire. Four people were assessed on scene but no one required hospital treatment.”

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “We were called to by colleagues at the ambulance service to reports of a light aircraft being in collision with a tyre wall at the end of the runway.

"Three people received minor injuries – the pilot, a 64-year-old man from Cheshire, and two passengers, a 77-year-old woman and a 78-year-old man, both from the Wirral.”

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The aircraft was a Piper P28a Warrior 11.

The Civil Aviation Authority will be investigating the incident.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Wolves Reporter - @JamieB_Star

Sports reporter, primarily covering Wolves. Call me on 01902319464 or email jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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