A pilot’s had a lucky escape after his plane had to make an emergency landing in a field in the New Forest.
The single-seater aircraft landed in Godshill yesterday morning (Sunday 19th May).
The pilot had to land the plane in a remote field after its engine had cut out during a journey to Poole from Farley.
Firefighters and other emergency services from across Hampshire rushed to the scene, but when they arrived they found the aircraft and the pilot had both survived without any damage.
These updates were posted from the scene of the incident.
H47P7 has attended a crash landing involving a single seater aircraft in the #NewForest. Along with crews from @RingwoodFire, @Redbridge53 & @Eastleigh32 the plane was made safe & a small spill of aviation fuel absorbed. #TeamHants #OnCall pic.twitter.com/wXP3fa3Rgt— Fordingbridge Fire (@Fordingbridge47) May 19, 2019
Another view of the aircraft incident we attended earlier today. The landing position of the plane in the middle of the #NewForest was very difficult for crews to access easily. Great help from @hfrs_control as always & fab teamwork with all responding crews!👍 #TeamHants #OnCall pic.twitter.com/cWYQKnlUcd— Fordingbridge Fire (@Fordingbridge47) May 19, 2019