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Emergency services called to Duxford Airfield plane crash, with 10 fire engines mobilised





A plane crashed at Duxford Airfield this afternoon.

Ten fire engines were mobilised to the incident, with nine from Cambridgeshire and one from Newmarket.

Cambridgeshire Police was notified about the crash at 1.41pm, with officers sent to the scene.

All the emergency services were called to Duxford Airfield after the plane crash. Picture: Kate Moore
All the emergency services were called to Duxford Airfield after the plane crash. Picture: Kate Moore

A spokesperson for Imperial War Museums said: “The emergency services are onsite at IWM Duxford responding to an incident involving a private aircraft.

“We have no further information at this time. IWM Duxford is closing to visitors for the remainder of this afternoon.”

The museum and airfield will be closed tomorrow and Thursday. It is expected to reopen on Friday.

Duxford Airfield closed today after the single plane crash, which happened at around 1.40pm. Picture: Kate Moore
Duxford Airfield closed today after the single plane crash, which happened at around 1.40pm. Picture: Kate Moore

A Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said crews provided scene safety assistance.

Kate Moore, who had been visiting the museum, said she did not see the crash, but heard it.

“We were outside with our back to it, heard a bang, and turned to see a plume of smoke. Everyone around (was) expressing sudden disquiet,” she said.

“After the joy of seeing a Hurricane fly and other small planes, old and new, it was a tragic ending to the day.”

It is not clear whether anyone was injured.

A spokesperson for the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said: “A team of AAIB inspectors has deployed to Duxford, Cambridgeshire to begin investigating an accident involving a light aircraft which occurred earlier this afternoon.”