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Aircraft Crash Drama In Leamington Hastings

A pilot and his passenger avoided injury yesterday when the light aircraft they were flying crashed in a Warwickshire field.

The 52-year-old employee of Air Atlantique took off from Coventry Airport at 4.30pm in a small Robin 200 aeroplane.

He went for a fly around Draycote Water and was returning when the plane suffered engine failure.

The man cut the engines and glided towards a field for a crash landing.

He touched down in a field in Home Farm in Leamington Hastings, between Southam, Leamington and Rugby.

Neither he, nor his 54-year-old female passenger from Coventry were injured, and the plane was not damaged.

An investigation into the cause of the crash has been launched.

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