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Emergency Services, Police Helicopter and the Great North Air Ambulance attended an inincident  after several people reported seeing an aircraft in difficultly near  to Junction 61 of the A1M. 
A light aircraft was located by the Police helicopter having landed in a fields between Bowburn and Shincliffe to the west of the A1M. 

Air ambulance did land near to the site, however the male pilot escaped the emergency landing with minor cuts despite the aircraft breaking up on landing.

Air investigation officials have been informed.

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