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Last Updated: Friday, 23 July, 2004, 09:17 GMT 10:17 UK
Men recovering after plane crash
The plane crash wreckage
The plane had taken off from Biggin Hill Airport
Two men were recovering from their injuries on Friday after their light aircraft crash-landed in a Kent field.

The twin engine Piper aircraft came down in the field at Frinsted, near Sittingbourne, at 1730 BST on Thursday after taking off from Biggin Hill.

The 66-year-old pilot from Croydon was said to be in a comfortable condition at the Medway Maritime Hospital with fractured ribs and cuts to his face.

His passenger, also 66 and from Bromley, suffered slight injuries.

Tree tops

Both were able to walk free from the wrecked plane after the accident.

Police and fire crews attended the scene.

A Kent Police spokeswoman said on Friday the Air Accident Investigation Board was investigating the incident.

Witnesses said the the plane narrowly missed the tops of trees moments before it crashed.

No-one was injured on the ground.



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