Farm owner speaks of dramatic moment helicopter crashed in his field

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A farm owner has spoken of the dramatic moment that a helicopter crashed in one of his fields.

Fire crews were called to Salterford Farm in Winbush Lane, Calverton, on Thursday, October 26, at 5.11pm, accompanied by the police and ambulance service.

An air ambulance was also seen circulating above the farm.

Keith Munton, the owner of the farm, told the Post: "All I can say is that I was aware there was a helicopter that had come down in our field.

"There is no visible sight of the field where I live but I could see half a dozen police cars with the lights flashing and an air ambulance overhead.

"There was an ambulance on the field. The guy that was flying often lands and takes off on the field.

"I was told by someone else that the owner of the helicopter was walking (after the incident) and was fine but the other person that was with him was taken to hospital for observation but is fine."

Fire crews from Blidworth, Arnold, and Newark were sent to the area and left the scene by 5.35pm.

A Nottinghamshire Police said: "Officers were called at around 5pm to reports of a crash involving a helicopter.

"The helicopter had come down in a field in Salterford Lane, Calverton.

"A 57-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be serious. The incident has been referred to the Air Accident Investigation Branch."

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said it is in early stages of the investigation.

The organisation said they will be interviewing the pilot, gathering photographs, and will be compiling a report which will be later published.