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Man hospitalised following North Yorkshire air crash
7:30am Friday 26th August 2011 in News
Updated: THE pilot of an aircraft which crashed at a North Yorkshire airbase remains in York Hospital.
Fire crews, ambulances and the air ambulance were called to Rufforth Airfield at about 7.15pm on Wednesday, after a one-man gyrocopter crash-landed at the airbase.
The pilot, a 62-year-old man, was not trapped in the incident, but suffered injuries to his head and lower back in the crash.
John Teasdale, from the York Microlight Centre, which operates out of Rufforth Airfield, said he understood the pilot had landed the gyrocopter before he encountered difficulty while taxiing, which caused the vehicle to turn over.
Due to his injuries, fire crews had to assist the pilot from the wreckage into a waiting ambulance, and he was taken to York Hospital. A hospital spokeswoman said the man remained in a stable condition, and would be kept at the hospital until today for observation.