Minor injuries after plane crash

The crashed plane

The crashed plane

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As someone who has never been inside an aeroplane let alone flown in one, the more I see photographs like this the more it wants to make me stay on terra firma.

On February 22, 1985, this Piper Cherokee came down into a Hayling Island garden after developing engine trouble.

The pilot, Peter Biggs, 37, was concussed (I bet) and the passenger Trevor Carley, 34, suffered a broken arm.

Mr Carley was the landlord of the now-demolished Dolphin pub which stood in Park Road South, Havant.

The aeroplane came down in the garden of 48, Saltmarsh Lane, Hayling.

Firemen arrived and pumped foam over the single-engined aircraft.

The pilot and passenger were released from the QA Hospital later in the day.

Why anyone would want to fly in an aircraft with just one engine is beyond me, it really is.

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