Aircraft crashes into bungalow in Lincolnshire

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A light aircraft has crashed into a bungalow on a farm outside Castle Bytham, south of Grantham.

The crash occurred at around 2:08pm on November 19. The emergency services are on the scene including an air ambulance.

The road is closed at Counthorpe Lane.

Police say there was only a 73-year-old pilot on board the aircraft and he does not have life-threatening injuries.

It is not thought that anyone on the ground has been seriously injured.

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them via the 101 non-emergency number quoting incident number 244 of November 19, 2014.

Update at 4.32pm: The pilot of the aircraft is a 73-year-old man from Thurnby, Leicestershire. He has been taken to Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, by air ambulance with a leg injury and other cuts and bruises, but his condition is not thought to be life-threatening. He was freed from the wreckage by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.

Meanwhile, a 52-year-old tanker driver who was making a delivery has been taken to a local hospital for minor cuts and bruises along with shock. The 61-year-old occupant of the bungalow was not injured.

The bungalow did not suffer any major structural damage.

The emergency services remain at the scene to ensure the wreckage and fuel from the plane are safe.

The Civil Aviation Authority is likely to launch an investigation into the incident.

Update at 4.39pm: The location of the incident:

Castle Bytham in Lincolnshire, where the crash happened.

Castle Bytham in Lincolnshire, where the crash happened.

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