Trainee pilot injured in crash

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A student test pilot was being treated for suspected spinal injuries last night after his Hawk jet aircraft crashed on take-off, but a civilian pilot escaped unhurt in a separate incident yesterday. The student and his instructor ejected when the plane failed to take off and crashed on the runway at Boscombe Down, Wiltshire.

The civilian pilot parachuted to safety when his light aircraft developed engine trouble and plummeted into a wood near Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire. The amateur flyer was on a pleasure trip from Stretton airfield, near Burton-upon-Trent.

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