The facts happened Thursday: a small plane crashed in a Yvelines field between Epône and Jumeauville. The pilot, aged 76, initially tried in vain to put his aircraft on a departmental, reports France 3.
The pilot himself called for help
His single-engine had to make an emergency landing in a field, but as the field approached, the aircraft turned around, trapping the pilot in the cockpit. "The victim called the rescue herself, which allowed her to locate it quickly over an area of 10 kilometers," reports a source to the media. The septuagenarian was injured in the head, but his vital prognosis is not engaged.