A pilot in his thirties has had a lucky escape when his light aircraft crashed into a field near Waterford Airport

The accident occurred around lunchtime today and the aircraft overturned in the air before it crashed in a field at Ballygarran on the approach to the Airport.

The pilot is reportedly a trainee and was undertaking a routine practice run at the time

He has been brought to University Hospital Waterford with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

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