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Former U.K. Independence Party Leader Suffers Injuries in Plane Crash
Former leader of the U.K. Independence Party, Nigel Farage, suffered injuries after a small aircraft he was traveling in crashed at Hinton airfield.
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Nigel Farage Plane Crash

U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage is seen as he walks from the wreckage of his small aircraft.  Farage and pilot Justin Adams were airborne in a plane pulling the party banner when the banner's ropes got caught around the tail and brought the plane down. (Neil Hall/INS)

Nigel Farage Plane Crash

Farage was taken to a nearby hospital where he was examined and appeared to be slipping in and out of consciousness. (Neil Hall/INS)

Nigel Farage Plane Crash

A police officer stands near a light aircraft that crashed with MEP for the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage on board at Hinton in the Hedges Airfield in Steane, central England. (Reuters)

Nigel Farage Plane Crash

Crash investigators look at wreckage of Farage's aircraft after it crashed in an airfield in England. (AP)

Nigel Farage Plane Crash

Farage is seen here having his wounds being tended to after his small aircraft crashed. (Neil Hall/INS)

Nigel Farage Plane Crash

Farage was expected to remain in the hospital for five or six days, but was released after only three. He had reportedly broken two ribs and suffered damage to the spine and sternum (Neil Hall/INS).

Nigel Farage Plane Crash

Farage's aircraft is seen in midair towing a campaign banner moments before the crash. (Neil Hall/INS)

Nigel Farage Plane Crash

Farage's aircraft was reportedly involved in a crash four years ago, when it was carrying a similar banner.  The U.K. Independence Party is seen as part of the reason why there was no majority winner in the Parliament elections. (Neil Hall/INS)

Nigel Farage Plane Crash

Investigators inspect a banner that was being towed by a light aircraft that crashed with MEP for the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage on board. (Reuters)

Nigel Farage Plane Crash

Farage said: “The pilot and I have had a miraculous escape. I am bloody lucky to be alive, I thought we weren’t going to make it." (Neil Hyde/UKIP)

Former U.K. Independence Party Leader Suffers Injuries in Plane Crash

Former leader of the U.K. Independence Party, Nigel Farage, suffered injuries after a small aircraft he was traveling in crashed at Hinton airfield.

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