UKIP's Nigel Farage injured in plane crash

19:48, May 06, 2010      

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UKIP's Nigel Farage, who is contesting Speaker John Bercow's seat in Buckingham in Britain's general election, has been involved a plane crash, it has been reported.

Farage a Member of the European Parliament was not seriously injured in the crash, a UKIP spokeswoman said. "He's going to be fine," the spokeswoman said.

Police said the plane came down shortly after 08:00 local time at an airfield in Northamptonshire.

The pilot had to be cut out of the wreckage and has been airlifted to a hospital in Coventry. Farage is said to have walked from the crash relatively unscathed. Police said neither had life-threatening injuries.

The plane, which had taken off 10 minutes prior to the crash, was pulling a UKIP banner reading "Vote for your country - vote UKIP". It is believed the banner may have become caught up in the engine.

Source: Xinhuanet


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