Nigel Farage injured in plane crash on election day
Mr Farage's agent Chris Adams gives details about the accident
The former UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage said he was "lucky to be alive" after his plane crashed in Northamptonshire.
The aircraft came down at Hinton-in-the-Hedges Airfield near Brackley.
Mr Farage is being treated at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for broken ribs and other minor injuries. Pilot, Justin Adams, is also in hospital.
It is thought the aircraft came down when a trailing campaign banner became entangled.
'Trapped in wreckage'
Party leader Lord Pearson said Mr Farage had been visited by his wife in hospital.
He said: "Despite being in considerable pain, we deduce that Nigel is back to something like his normal form.
"We also understand that the injuries to the pilot, Justin Adams, may be less serious than previously feared though we have been unable to speak to his family.
"It is clear that both men had a remarkably lucky escape."
A spokesperson for UKIP said "it was unlikely Mr Farage would be discharged from hospital today".
He added: "He (Mr Farage) suffered facial cuts and bruises and injuries to his chest and there might be some damage to his ribs."
A consultant at the hospital is reported to have told a UKIP press officer that Mr Farage may also have suffered a chip to his spine.
Chris Adams, UKIP parliamentary candidate for Aylesbury, earlier said Mr Farage had been "in and out of consciousness" and had been X-rayed but the press officer later said they had been told he was conscious throughout the crash and rescue.
We've had unconfirmed reports that either the banner got snagged up, or there were cross-winds and it was an unfamiliar airfield to the pilot
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