A PLANE made an emergency landing near a farm in Somerset this afternoon (July 15).

The pilot of a light aircraft contacted Bristol airport to say their plane was going down near a farm in East Pennard.

Ambulance crews arrived at the scene and requested the attendance of Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

The pilot made an emergency landing, but luckily was able to exit the cockpit safely with help of the landowner, and was then left in the care of awaiting ambulance paramedics.

"Crews from Glastonbury, Castle Cary and Shepton Mallet attended the incident," said a spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue.

"Crews confirmed there was no fire and made the aircraft safe by isolating the fuel and power, leaving duty of care with the police."