Plane crash at Leeds airport causes delays

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Plane crash at Leeds Bradford Airport causes delays

There were delays at Leeds Bradford Airport after a light aircraft crashed into an antenna mast on Friday afternoon.

According to the Telegraph and Argus, passengers faced delays as emergency services worked to treat the pilot, the only passenger on board, at the scene.

Tony Hallwood, aviation development and marketing director at Leeds Bradford Airport, told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "A single-engine trainer aircraft collided with one of our antenna masts at the airport.

"As a result, the airport was closed for a period of 90 minutes whilst we got the passenger off the aircraft.

"He was treated on site by the medical team."

A spokesman from West Yorkshire Police confirmed the incident occurred at 4.15pm, and that the pilot was taken to hospital by ambulance, suffering only minor injuries.

The plane involved in the crash was from one of the training schools at the airport.

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