Volvo driver pulls pilot from wreckage after plane crashes into car

Nic Cackett

The pilot of a light aircraft who collided with a Volvo at an Essex airfield was saved from the burning wreckage by the car's occupants.

Incredibly, the driver and passenger of the XC60 saw the plane heading for them as the pilot struggled to land his single-engine AT3 plane at North Weald Airfield, and made it out of the car before the aircraft burst into flames.

The quick-thinking pair pulled the pilot from the plane before fire engulfed the cockpit. He was rushed to hospital suffering from injuries to his face, back and legs.