Airfield incident leaves student pilot with hand injury

A STUDENT pilot who lost control of his aircraft while practising at Holme airfield today sustained just minor injuries.

The 50 year old man walked away from the incident at Peterborough Business Airfield with a cut to the hand.

An ambulance crew were asked to attend and he was taken to Peterborough City Hospital for treatment.

Airfield manager Gavin Forrest said: “It was a very minor incident. The guy was unfortunate to cut his hand and he had to get it stitched up.

“He was a student pilot doing a bit of solo training, which is part of the requirement. He lost direction and control whilst on the ground, and just went off the edge of the runway into a stubble field.

“It is a rare occurrence.”