WATCH: Dramatic moment plane crashes into ditch after overshooting runway

by 24britishtvAug. 5, 2022, 9 p.m. 15
-

THIS is the dramatic moment a disaster was narrowly avoided when an aircraft crash landed at Cotswold Airport yesterday, Thursday.

A pilot and passenger had a lucky escape when the plane - believed to be a Piper Cherokee - overshot the runway before crashing through the perimeter fence and careering across the busy A429 into a ditch.

Thankfully the road was clear and amazingly the pair only suffered minor injuries and walked from the scene.

But this video tweeted by ITV News shows how it could easily have been a much more serious incident.

Footage shows the plane making a bumpy landing before hurtling between two stationary aircraft - narrowly missing both of them.

Its wing tip can be seen smashing after hitting the front wheel of the Red Wing Airbus before it careers out of the airport grounds through the fence.

The A429 was closed for several hours while the emergency services dealt with a fuel spill and cleared debris.

Both the pilot and his passenger were taken to hospital as a precaution but are believed to have escaped largely uninjured.

ITV News has published this footage which is believed to have come from CCTV at a car repair workshop opposite the airport.

-

Related Articles

HOT TRENDS

Man Utd agree deal to sign Adrien Rabiot from Juventus

by 24britishtvAug. 8, 2022, 1 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Conor Coady to join Everton on loan as Wolves target Guedes for £27.5m

by 24britishtvAug. 8, 2022, 1 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Manchester United agree fee with Juventus to sign Adrien Rabiot

by 24britishtvAug. 8, 2022, noon2
HOT TRENDS

Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Atletico Madrid

by 24britishtvAug. 7, 2022, 9 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

When is the Love Island reunion? How to watch

by 24britishtvAug. 7, 2022, 9 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

'Lucky number 77 gives Hibs brighter future'

by 24britishtvAug. 7, 2022, 9 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Gallery: The Haaland show in London!

by 24britishtvAug. 7, 2022, 8 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Homemade CAT Scan Shouldn’t Scan Cats

by 24britishtvAug. 7, 2022, 8 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Manchester United consider £10m Marko Arnautovic deal to boost attack

by 24britishtvAug. 7, 2022, 7 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

U21 PREVIEW: BURNLEY V CHARLTON ATHLETIC

by 24britishtvAug. 7, 2022, 7 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

GAMPER PREVIEW: FC Barcelona v Pumas UNAM

by 24britishtvAug. 7, 2022, 7 p.m.2