Updated at 10.30am
No one was injured when a microlight aircraft was forced to make a crash landing on Sunday.
The accident happened at around 9.15am.
Two Maltese nationals, Disma Gauci and Richard Bezzina, were on board.
The microlight plane crashed into a carob tree about 100 metres from the airfields perimeter.
In a brief comment, Mr Bezzina said the plane suffered an engine failure a short distance before reaching the runway, and consequently decided to do an emergency landing in a field. The two pilots had departed at about 8am.
Mr Gauci added that they took the safest option and avoided crashing in a road or built-up area.
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