UPDATED: Man in 70s airlifted to hospital after Shotteswell plane crash

A man in his 70s has been airlifted to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford after a light aircraft crashed near Shotteswell today, Monday.

The collision happened at 11.50am at the Shotteswell Farm airfield north of Banbury.

Picture courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service NNL-150223-142741001

Picture courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service NNL-150223-142741001

West Midlands Ambulance Service has said an ambulance and a rapid response vehicle were sent to the scene.

A rapid response vehicle from South Central Ambulance Service and the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance were also in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found a small aircraft that had crashed into a field.

“The aircraft had been carrying two occupants at the time of the incident. One man, believed to be in his 70s, was treated for a suspected fractured leg.

“He was fully immobilised and given pain relief at the scene before being airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for further assessment and treatment.

“A second man, believed to be in his late 60s, had sustained minor injuries. He was assessed and discharged at the scene.”

The B4100 Warwick Road was closed in both directions as investigators carry out their work.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch has been informed of the crash.