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Light aircraft crashes and bursts into flames in Sussex

Light aircraft crashes and bursts into flames in Sussex

  • Plane came down in the village of Cross in Hand in Heathfield shortly after 11am
  • Police and paramedics responded to incident while firefighters put out flames
  • Emergency services have not yet commented about whether the pilot was hurt  

A light aircraft crashed and burst into flames near woods in Sussex today. 

The plane came down in open ground near the village of Cross in Hand in Heathfield shortly after 11am. 

Police and ambulance crews responded to the incident while firefighters put out the flames. It is not clear if the pilot was hurt. 

There was another plane crash in the area in 2016, when the pilot crashed into a tree. 

He was the only person on board and escaped unhurt.  

The Air Accident Investigations Branch is investigating today’s crash.  

An East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: ‘Crews were called following reports of a light aircraft crash. 

‘They used one in seven foam to extinguish the fire.’

South East Coast Ambulance Service said it had sent ‘a number of resources’ to the scene. 

Sussex Police said: ‘The aircraft came down in open ground’. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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