Two injured in crash after light plane ploughs through fence and flips over

Two people were injuried after their plane crash landed at a former RAF base.

The pilot and passenger had a lucky escape when the light aircraft flipped over on landing at Caernarfon Airport in Gwynedd, Wales this afternoon.

Emergency crews raced to the scene after the aircraft crashed through the perimeter fence and overturned in an adjacent field.

An Air Ambulance, two fire engines, the ambulance service and the police all attended the incident, which happened at around 1.20pm.

The pilot and passenger were taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd by an ambulance for a checkover.

The airport is a former RAF Llandwrog located 4 miles southwest of Caernarfon.

Several companies are based at the airport that offer flight training.

A spokesman from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said there was no fire at the airport and they just assisted other agencies.

A North Wales police spokesman said: "Two people sustained minor injuries after a light aircraft overturned on landing at Caernarfon airport in Gwynedd this afternoon.

"The emergency services were called at 1.20pm today, Saturday May 12, to reports that an aircraft had crashed through the perimeter fence and overturned in an adjacent field.

"There was no fire and the pilot and passenger were fortunately able to walk away from the plane with minor injuries.

"They were taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor to be checked over."

An ambulance spokeswoman said: “Although an Air Ambulance was on the scene, it was not needed.

“One person has been taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd by ambulance. Injuries unknown.”

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed.

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