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Nigel Farage injured in plane crash
Date 06/05/2010 12:45  Author webmaster  Hits 3287  Language Global

UKIP MEP and President of the Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group Nigel Farage was injured this morning in a plane crash in Northampton.

Local reports indicate that Mr Farage was cut free from the wreckage and taken to hospital in Banbury, where his injuries are described as 'non-life threatening'. The pilot has more serious injuries and has been taken to a specialist spinal injuries unit in Coventry.

Mr Farage was a passenger in a plane towing a banner advising people to 'Vote UKIP'. The aircraft, believed to be a PZL Ozecie PZL-104, was operated by Skybanners Ltd.

UKIP leader Lord Pearson said: “We confirm that Nigel Farage has been moved from Banbury to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. We understand there was no pressing medical need for this transfer. He has been visited by his wife.



"Despite being in considerable pain, we deduce that Nigel is back to something like his normal form. He told UKIP’s Banbury candidate Dr Sebastian Fairweather who gained access to him in hospital to ‘stop worrying about me, get back out there and get out the vote.'

"Despite being in considerable pain, we deduce that Nigel is back to something like his normal form. He told UKIP’s Banbury candidate Dr Sebastian Fairweather who gained access to him in hospital to ‘stop worrying about me, get back out there and get out the vote.'


"We also understand that the injuries to the pilot, Justin Adams may be less serious than previously feared though we have been unable to speak to his family.

"It is clear that both men had a remarkably lucky escape.”


See also: Ukip's Nigel Farage: 'I'm lucky to be alive after plane crash' (Telegraph)
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