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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 263119
Last updated: 20 July 2021
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Date:26-MAY-2021
Time:c. 17:49
Type:Light Aircraft
Owner/operator:Private
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Durston, 5 miles NE of Taunton, Somerset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A light aircraft force landed in a field at Durston, five miles north-east of Taunton, Somerset. The pilot self extricated himself before the emergency services arrived. Avon and Somerset Police said today that he was taken to hospital with"injuries not thought to be life threatening."

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: "Fire crews made the aircraft safe, air ambulance attended and the pilot was taken to hospital by road ambulance with injuries not believed to be life threatening. Police secured the scene for the Air Accidents Investigation Branch until 8.30pm."

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said they were called to the scene by South Western Ambulance Service at 5.49pm and responded with four vehicles. A spokesperson said: "Two appliances from Taunton with the Heavy Rescue Vehicle and a 4x4 vehicle and one appliance from Wellington were mobilised following a report from South West Ambulance Service of a light aircraft crashed into a field at the above location.

"On arrival at the scene crew confirmed one male had already been released from the plane, crew got to work to check for any fuel leaking. One light plane crash landed into private field, one person self extricated and in the care of the ambulance service. Crew isolated the fuel and electrics of the plane and left in the hands of the police on scene."

Durston is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated on the A361 road 5 miles (8.0 km) north east of Taunton and 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Bridgwater in the Somerset West and Taunton district.

Sources:

1. https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/taunton-plane-crash-pilot-taken-5462604
2. https://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=53268&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
3. https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2021-05-27/pilot-taken-to-hospital-after-plane-crashes-near-taunton
4. https://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/19332923.pilots-injuries-not-life-threatening-crash-field-near-taunton/
5. https://www.burnhamandhighbridgeweeklynews.co.uk/news/19331265.light-aircraft-crashes-field-durston/
6. https://www.lovesedgemoor.co.uk/light-aircraft-crashes-into-field-at-durston/
7. https://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=118761
8. https://www.burnhamandhighbridgeweeklynews.co.uk/news/19331265.light-aircraft-crashes-field-durston/
9. https://planetradio.co.uk/greatest-hits/somerset/news/lucky-escape-after-plane-crash-in-somerset/
10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durston

Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-May-2021 21:41 Geno Added
26-May-2021 21:42 Geno Updated [Country]
26-May-2021 23:08 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
27-May-2021 15:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]
27-May-2021 16:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
27-May-2021 16:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
27-May-2021 18:48 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
27-May-2021 18:49 Aerossurance Updated [[Location, Source, Narrative]]
20-Jul-2021 12:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative, Category]
20-Jul-2021 12:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
20-Jul-2021 12:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
20-Jul-2021 12:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]

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