THURS AM: UKIP's Nigel Farage injured in plane crash
UKIP candidate Nigel Farage was injured in a light plane crash today, police sources said.
Mr Farage was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries following the crash at Hinton-in-the-Hedges airfield, near Brackley in Northamptonshire.
The plane went down just after 8am, also injuring the pilot, who was airlifted to Walsgrave Hospital.
Mr Farage was taken to Horton General Hospital in Banbury.
A spokeswoman for Ukip confirmed Mr Farage was involved in the accident while travelling in a light aircraft.
She said: "He’s going to be fine."
A Ukip spokesman said: `"We've had unconfirmed reports that either the banner got snagged up or there were cross-winds and it was unfamiliar airfield to the pilot, who had to be cut out of the plane.''
Mr Farage suffered "minor head injuries" but campaigners had been told to "carry on", he said.
The aircraft was believed to be a 1960s-style biplane which left the Winchester area early today and flew into Hinton.
The accident happened as it was taking off again from Hinton, the spokesman said.