Light aircraft loses wing after miracle crash landing in North Yorkshire field

A pilot had a lucky escape when he managed to safely land his light aircraft in a field today.

Police from Knaresborough attended the crash site and took this photo

The plane's engine failed over the villages of Long Marston and Tockwith, near Wetherby, just before 10.30am.

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Yet the pilot managed to skillfully guide the aircraft down and it made an emergency landing in a farmer's field.

The plane lost a wing in the process and the owner, who was unhurt, is arranging for its recovery.