Couple survives Jutland plane crash

July 25th, 2013

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Both occupants of the small plane escaped life-threatening injuries, likely helped by the fact that the pilot was apparently trained in emergency landings

A northern Jutland couple survived a plane crash earlier today. 


The couple, a 63-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman from Vodskov, were in their small prop plane when it crashed in a field near Brønderslev. 


A police spokesperson told TV2 News that a witness saw the plane take off from a nearby airstrip before it experienced motor problems and crashed. 


Both occupants of the plane were conscious when rescue personnel arrived on the scene and transported them to a nearby hospital. Both made it out of the accident in surprisingly good shape.


"They don't have life-threatening injuries," Aage Pedersen of North Jutland Police told public broadcaster DR. "It is primarily broken legs. They have both undergone a CT scan."


According to DR, the couple were both members of Nordjyllands Ultra Light Flyveklub, a northern Jutland club for small aircraft enthusiasts, and the pilot was an experienced flyer and also an instructor for emergency landings. Preliminary reports were unclear on which of the two individuals was piloting the aircraft.


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