Thursday, August 02, 2012

Cessna 172 emergency landing in Ribble Valley

A LIGHT aircraft crash landed in a field in a Ribble Valley village. 

The 172 plane is understood to have been travelling from Blackpool Airport when it found itself in difficulty.

It was due to make an emergency landing in Garstang but was forced to detour to Dunsop Bridge instead.

There were two passengers on board the plane but neither was injured. The aircraft received only minor damage.

Police were called to the incident at around 3.15pm today and the crash is now being investigated by the Civil Aviation Authority.

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