Microlight crashed in field at farmland

The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance services has bought a new Agusta Westland AW109SP helicopter - which can reach speeds of up to 185mph.
The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance services has bought a new Agusta Westland AW109SP helicopter - which can reach speeds of up to 185mph.

Two men were treated for minor injuries by paramedics from the air ambulance after their microlight plane dramatically crashed in farmland.

The incident happened at Park Hall Farm in Mapperley at 4.30pm on Sunday. September 21.

Two men - aged 63 and 32 - were in the aircraft when it lost control in the air and hurtled towards the ground landing in a bush at the farm.

A Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance helicopter was coincidentally flying nearby at the time of the incident and landed to treat the pair who received cuts and bruises as a result of the crash.

A spokesman for Deryshire Police said that The Air Accident Investigation Branch are now looking into what caused the accident.

The air ambulance is a charity that receives no government funding and relies entirely on donations to enable it to carry out rescue missions such as this.

Each rescue mission costs an average of £1,700. More information can be found at dlraa.co.uk