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Boy seriously hurt in plane crash
An 11-year-old boy has been seriously injured as a light aircraft crashed in the grounds of an Elizabethan manor house.
Northamptonshire Police said the youngster was a passenger in a plane which came down near Canons Ashby House, near Northampton.
He has been airlifted to Birmingham Children's Hospital, while the pilot is being treated at the scene.
A spokeswoman for the National Trust-run Canons Ashby House referred calls to police.
A message on the property's Twitter feed said on Monday: "Our thoughts are with those affected by the light aircraft crash today in the parkland. Nothing was damaged in the house or gardens."
It also tweeted: "Thankfully no visitors have been affected and the property is undamaged. Our thoughts go out to the injured and their families."
A woman who lives near the scene, who declined to be named, said she saw a plane fall from the sky, narrowly missing a lake in the grounds of the manor.
An East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We received the emergency 999 call at 11.44am reporting that a light aircraft had crashed near Daventry.
"Our emergency operations centre immediately dispatched highly skilled clinicians in a fast response vehicle, two air ambulances and an ambulance was sent by South Central Ambulance Service. Two people were reported to be in the aircraft at the time of the incident.
The spokesman added: "One male patient was taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital and the other male patient was flown to the major trauma centre in Coventry."