Light aircraft crashes in Holbeach St Johns

A light aircraft which crashed in a field near Fenland Airfield, Holbeach St Johns, earlier today.
A light aircraft which crashed in a field near Fenland Airfield, Holbeach St Johns, earlier today.
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UPDATE THURSDAY 5.30PM: More details have emerged about a light aircraft which crashed down on a field near Fenland Airfield in Holbeach St Johns today.

The aircraft is thought to have landed short of the airfield’s runway and on a ploughed field at about lunchtime.

Fenland Airfield, Holbeach St Johns, near where a light aircraft crashed in a field earlier today. 'Photo:SG071113-139TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Fenland Airfield, Holbeach St Johns, near where a light aircraft crashed in a field earlier today. 'Photo:SG071113-139TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Emergency services, including firemen from Holbeach and Long Sutton, an air ambulance and specialist paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service, were called to the scene,

A man in his 50s from Nottingham, who was flying the aircraft, was treated for minor injuries but wasn’t taken to hospital.

The Air Accident Investigation Bureau has started an investigation into the crash but a spokesman confirmed this would be done “by correspondence,” instead of sending officials to the airfield.

THURSDAY 3.30PM: A light aircraft has crashed at Fenland Airfield in Holbeach St Johns earlier today.

It happened at about 12.20pm when the aircraft piloted by a man in his 50s and from Nottingham came down without warning.

He is thought to have suffered only minor injuries and was the only passenger on board the aircraft.

The Air Accident Investigation Bureau is expected to open an inquiry into the crash.