Shropshire Star

Pilot escapes with 'minor cuts' after a plane catches fire during landing in Much Wenlock

A pilot has escaped with just minor injuries after a light aircraft caught fire after landing in Much Wenlock, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has said.

Four fire engines were sent to the aircraft fire in Much Wenlock

The incident occurred at around 5.14pm on Wednesday in Hughley.

Four fire engines were despatched to the scene from Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Much Wenlock and Wellington, including the Incident Command Unit and Pinzgauer (all-terrain vehicle). Operations and Hazmat officers were also in attendance.

A spokesperson for SFRS: "One private light aircraft was 80 per cent destroyed by fire after landing.

"One casualty was treated for minor cuts by fire service personnel."