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