The crashed plane

A pilot, identified by the emergency service coordination centre as a 72 year old British male, suffered various injuries including fractured ribs when the plane he was flying crash landed at Mutxamel after impacting with overhead power lines.

According to the Guardia Civil and the Provincial Fire Consortium, the man was the sole occupant of the plane which crashed in Camino Pinet de Mutxamel shortly after takeoff, near to a stable with horses and a close to several homes in countryside area of the urbanización El Volaor.

The report states that the aircraft hit the power lines at around 11:25 on Tuesday morning, forcing the emergency landing.

A SAMU ambulance took the pilot to the Sant Joan d’Alacant hospital, with a head injury, although that was not thought to be life threatening. The man was undergoing tests throughout the day.

Three fire fighting crews from San Vicente del Raspeig were deployed as a preventative measure in case the wreck of the aircraft and its fuel tanks caught fire.

The aircraft registration corresponds with the same aircraft that made an emergency landing in the UK, with damage caused to the front wheel, around 23 years ago, when the aircraft was being flown by a 50 year old pilot.

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