Plane makes emergency landing in field near Ellesmere

A small plane made an emergency landing in a field near Ellesmere this afternoon.

The light aircraft made the emergency landing in a field at Kenwick at around 2pm and ended up on its roof.

The pilot was uninjured following the incident, but was said to be suffering from shock.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service sent eight fire appliances including the Foam Pod and the Landrover Pump to the scene.

West Midlands Ambulance Service and West Mercia Police also attended.

An MOD spokesperson said: “Staff in the Air Traffic Control tower at Royal Air Force Shawbury were already in contact with a light aircraft which was routing to land at Sleap airfield when the pilot issued mayday radio call. The staff immediately contacted Distress and Diversion Cell based at the London Area Control Centre, which is located at Swanwick near Southampton along with local civilian emergency services.

“Additional assistance was requested from a light civilian aircraft, which was transiting the area to check the location of the incident. A Coastguard helicopter who was also in the area heard the mayday call and was directed to the incident by controllers. The Royal Air Force Shawbury controlling staff was in constant communication with the civilian emergency services, ensuring that rescue teams were quickly on the scene to deal with the incident. We hope that the pilot has not suffered serious injuries during this incident.”