Lucky Escape After Settle Plane Crash

22 March 2011, 09:35

North Yorkshire Police said the Cessna light aircraft came down on Ingleborough Moor, near Settle.

The force said it took the emergency call at 9.18pm yesterday.

A cave rescue team was sent out to locate the wreckage and the pilot and passenger were rescued.

Chief Inspector Simon Lovell said they were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

He said the plane took off from Blackpool earlier in the evening and had been flying north, towards the Kirkby Lonsdale area, via Clitheroe.

Mr Lovell added: "The Civil Aviation Authority and Air Crash Investigation have been informed.''