A man had a lucky escape when a light aircraft crashed into fields in a village near Marlborough today.

He was taken to hospital with minor injuries after his plane crashed into a field between Ogbourne St George and Chiseldon.

Firefighters, paramedics and police were called to the scene of the crash off the A346 at 1.54pm with reports that a Focke Wulf FW 190 had crashed.
The fire service sent appliances from Swindon and Stratton fire stations. More firefighters attended the scene in a Land Rover, together with two fire officers.

Station Manager Wayne Presley said: “The main concern for us was the fuel itself. The aviation fuel was the main hazard for the fire service. The aircraft was in a field of standing crop, so with a day like today fire can spread."