Plane makes emergency landing in Aberdeenshire field: pilot injured

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A pilot was injured after he made a crash landing in Aberdeenshire, just metres from the busy A90.

Emergency crews including eight fire engines and 43 firefighters as well as police and paramedics were scrambled into action after the light aircraft landed in a field.

The eight-seater private plane had taken off from Wick John O'Groats Airport and is believed to have developed engine problems.

The unidentified pilot was been taken to hospital in a neck brace.

Witnesses told the Daily Mail that one of the plane's propellors did not appear to be working as the plane descended.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "One male pilot was on board and he is OK. It was an emergency landing and we are assisting at the moment."

Two jets and foam were used as a precaution during the rescue.

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