TWO people were injured after a plane on a cross-country flight crashed into trees at the end of a runway near Oxfordshire.

The pilot, aged 69, was on a cross-country flight from Shelsley Beauchamp Airfield in Worcestershire to Luxters Farm Airstrip in Buckinghamshire – near Henley.

On August 30 last year, the aircraft ‘bounced’ on landing so the pilot decided to go-around instead which is when the plane ‘struck trees at the far end of the runway’ and came to a rest on the ground.

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The pilot and his passenger received minor bruising in the accident but were otherwise unharmed.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch published its report into the accident in November.

It said: “The pilot assessed that an earlier decision to go around, following the bounced landing, would have prevented the accident.”


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

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