A man has been taken to hospital by air ambulance after his aircraft crashed in a field near Abbots Bromley this morning, Monday August 28.

Emergency services received a call at around 10am after a Calibre plane was seen coming down in a field close to Blithfield Reservoir. Officers from Staffordshire Police were called to the scene.

The 39-year-old pilot is believed to have taken off from Abbots Bromley airfield and was the only person in the aircraft when it crashed.

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He received leg injuries in the incident and was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital by air ambulance, where he is receiving treatment.

Fire and rescue crews from Uttoxeter, Rugeley and Cannock were also called to the scene to provide assistance.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch, a government department responsible for investigating civil aircraft accidents and serious incidents, has been informed of the incident.

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