"22/08/2015 SANDOWN, ISLE OF WIGHT - A French national in his 60s has been pulled from the wreckage of his plane after crashing on take-off from an airport on the Isle of Wight The pilot has been airlifted to Southampton General Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries after members of the public rescued him from his light aircraft just moments before it burst into flames. The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance takes off over the scene of the plane crash."

A French national in his 60s was pulled from the wreckage of his plane after crashing on take-off from Sandown Airport.

The pilot was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries after members of the public rescued him from his light aircraft just moments before it burst into flames.

This story was marred by the tragic events of the Shoreham Air Disaster, which occurred on the same day.

The photographs were used by the Mirror Online and ITV Meridian.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/light-aircraft-crashes-bursts-flames-6300653

http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/story/2015-08-22/plane-crash-on-the-isle-of-wight/