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Plane crash lands near Coniston school

Police are currently in attendance at a light aircraft that has had to come-down in a field off of Lake Road and behind John Ruskin School, Coniston.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “There were no injuries during the incident and there is no threat to the public.

“The plane suffered a fuel leak that has been made safe.

“The police are working with the pilot to remove the plane.”

A spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 15:11 hours three fire engines from Broughton, Ambleside and Ulverston and a water bowser with support from Penrith attended a light aircraft collision on Lake Road, Coniston.

“One casualty self-rescued from the aircraft prior to the arrival of the fire service.

“Fire service personnel made the aircraft safe.

“Crews were in attendance for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.”

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