Three Hurt In Light Aircraft Crash

Aircraft Crash


An investigation has been launched into a light aircraft crash that left three people injured, police have said.

The single-engine Skyhawk plane came down shortly after take-off at Strubby airfield, Lincolnshire, on Saturday morning.

Four people were on board the aircraft when it crashed, a Lincolnshire Police spokesman said. Three of them were taken to Grimsby Hospital with what were described as non life-threatening injuries.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is now looking into the crash, the spokesman added.

Emergency services attending the scene included police, ambulance, air ambulance, and fire crews, although a Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said everyone had been released from the aircraft by the time they arrived.

He said crews made the plane safe and stemmed a fuel leak from a vent in the port wing of the plane.

RAF Strubby was used by Coastal Command in the Second World War and is now active as a glider airfield. It has been home to Strubby Gliding Club since 1978, which changed its name to the Lincolnshire Gliding Club in the 1990s.

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David Urpeth from law firm Irwin Mitchell said: "Air crashes are often serious and sometimes fatal. As such owners and operators of planes need to ensure that they carry passengers safely.

"People injured in an air crash are often in a position to claim damages to compensate them for their injuries.

"Anyone injured in an air crash should seek legal advice regarding the possibility of claiming damages."