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Friday, July 29, 2011

Light Plane crashes into two houses in Salford - 29th July 2011

A light aircraft has crashed into two properties in Salford this afternoon.

Two men have suffered extensive burns and are being treated in hospital.

Greater Manchester Police were called to Newlands Avenue in Peel Green, Salford, just after 12.20pm following reports that a plane had come down on to houses.

A police spokesman said: 'Officers attended and discovered a light aircraft had come down and collided with two properties.

'A cordon is in place and the other emergency services are also working at the scene.'

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: 'Just after 12.20pm we received reports of an incident involving a light aircraft.

'Fire crews were mobilised to Newlands Avenue in the Peel Green area of Eccles, Salford, who on their arrival discovered that a light aircraft had crashed into a house.

'At 1.20pm six fire engines were in attendance at the incident.'

The North West Ambulance Service said two men had suffered extensive burns in the crash and were being treated in hospital. Source