The emergency services were called to Wellesbourne Airfield in Warwickshire this morning (Saturday) following a light aircraft crash.

The crash is understood to have happened at around 9.30am.

Details on what happened are still emerging but it has been revealed that two people were inside the aircraft that crashed.

It has also been stated by Warwickshire Police that there were no serious injuries reported.

A spokesman for Warwickshire Police said: “Emergency services are currently at the scene of a light aircraft crash at Wellesbourne Airfield.

“Police were called shortly after 9.30am this morning (Saturday, September 4).”

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The force spokesman added: “Two people were inside the aircraft – there are no reported serious injuries.

“The Civil Aviation Authority has been informed.”

CoventryLive contacted the Civil Aviation Authority who said the investigation was being led by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB).

A spokesman for AAIB confirmed they had been informed of the incident.

A number of aviation businesses are based at Wellesbourne Airfield, which between them employ around 200 people.

Speculation locally on social media in the aftermath was that the crash was not a serious incident and that a plane had simply left the runway.

Pictures also emerged, which were believed to show the aircraft involved, and the fact that it had not been seriously damaged.

It is also understood that the aircraft was subsequently recovered.





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