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Sussex plane crash: Aircraft bursts into flames as emergency services rush to scene

A light aircraft has come down near to the village of Cross in Hand in Heathfield, East Sussex. The plane burst into flames after coming down in open ground as emergency services rush to the scene, with fire crews extinguishing the inferno. The aircraft is thought to have come down on open ground just after 11am.

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It is unclear if there are any injuries from the incident at this time.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said: “Emergency services are responding to a light plane that has crashed at Herring Lane, north of Heathfield.

“The aircraft was reported to have come down on open ground at 11.01am on Tuesday August 4.

“There are no further details at present.”

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An aircraft has crashed and burst into flames in east Sussex (Image: nc)

South East Coast Ambulance Service also provided an update on social media at just before 1pm.

They wrote: “Crews are currently on scene, alongside Fire and Police, to a light aircraft crash in Cross-in-Hand, near Heathfield.

“We were called at about 11am and sent a number of resources.

“We have no further update at this stage.”

Sussex crash: The Light aircraft came down near to the Cross in Hand village (Image: Google Maps )

The East Sussex Fire & rescue Service said multiple crews attended the scene of the crash with the police and ambulance crews. 

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“At 11:05, firefighters from Heathfield, Uckfield, Battle & Wadhurst attended Herrings Lane, Heathfield following reports of a light aircraft crash.

“Crews used 1 in 7 foam to extinguish the fire.

“Ambulance & Sussex Police are currently on scene.”

Another plane crash occured in 2015 in Sussex which saw 11 men killed. 

The plane explode into a fireball on the A27 in the county on August 22, 2015. 

The pilot had been attempting a stunt before his jet crashed into the motorway. 

He survived the crash after being thrown into a ditch upon landing. 

This is a breaking story…more to follow

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Source Daily Express :: UK Feed

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