Man’s arm cut by plane propeller at Dunsfold Aerodrome

An elderly man has been taken to hospital with what police called serious injuries

An elderly man has been taken to hospital with what police called serious injuries

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A man suffered a deep cut to his arm from a model aeroplane propeller at Dunsfold Aerodrome, an ambulance service spokesman has said.

The air ambulance and South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) paramedics were called to the airfield near Cranleigh - home of BBC car show Top Gear - at 12.46pm on Saturday (May 28).

A spokesman for SECAmb said the man, who was about 70-years-old, suffered a deep laceration to his left arm from a ‘relatively large’ model aeroplane’s propeller.

The injury to his lower arm was accidental, added an air ambulance spokesman.

The man was driven to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Guildford.

A spokesman for Dunsfold Park said: “Dunsfold Park is aware of an incident that took place on Saturday 28th May where a member of a model flying club sustained a cut to their forearm from a model aircraft. Dunsfold Park do not comment on the affairs of tenants at the aerodrome and any further enquiries should therefore be directed to the parties concerned.”

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