The light aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing
By Elise Britten
08:55, 15 JAN 2019 – UPDATED09:02, 15 JAN 2019
Two men escaped from the light aircraft unscathed after they were forced to carry out an emergency landing in a field near Norton St Philip last Friday (January 11).
The Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) has confirmed the incident has been reported to its officials.
A spokesman from the AAIB said: “The accident was reported to us and we are investigating by correspondence. More information will be available when we publish our report.
“There is some information on correspondence investigations on our website.”
The light aircraft came down at around 1.20pm near the A366 Farleigh Road farm shop.
Police confirmed the aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing and the two people who were inside the plane when it crashed walked away unharmed.
A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: “The plane was forced to make the emergency landing and when it landed it appears to have flipped over.
“It happened near to the Farleigh Road farm shop. The two people in the plane were not hurt or trapped.”
Within a few minutes of the incident, South Western Ambulance Service was told its services were not required and stood down.
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service was also called to the scene.
A statement from the fire service said: “We received a call from the police at 1.20pm about an incident near Farleigh Road.
“The light aircraft was upside down in a field and we corrected it and made sure it was safe.
“The pilot was out of the aircraft on our arrival and did not need medical attention.”
The field where the plane crashed is adjacent to what appears to be an active runway.