Light aircraft crashes and overturns at North-east airfield

A pilot has escaped serious injury after his plane crashed and overturned at a North-east airfield.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “We received the call at 12.26pm that there was a light aircraft overturned in Shempston Airfield near RAF Lossiemouth.

“We have one appliance in attendance.

“There has been one male casualty who was removed from the aircraft and is being looked over by paramedics.”

A Police Scotland spokesman said the man’s injuries are “not thought to be serious”.

He said: “Police Scotland are currently attending the report of a light aircraft crash at Shempstons Airfield, Lossiemouth, Moray.

“Police are in attendance along with Scottish Fire and Rescue and Scottish Ambulance Service.

“The aircraft pilot the only occupant is currently receiving treatment for minor injuries and no other persons were involved.”