Man killed in light aircraft crash after helicopter search for missing plane in Kent

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The debris of the light aircraft was unearthed in a field, in Tar Pot Lane  (GOOGLE)
The debris of the light aircraft was unearthed in a field, in Tar Pot Lane (GOOGLE)

A man was killed in a light aircraft crash in Kent on Friday.

The debris of the light aircraft was unearthed in a field, in Tar Pot Lane on Friday, in Ashford, police said.

A rescue helicopter from Lydd was deployed to search the area for the missing plane.

The coastguard sprung into action after reports of a concern for a missing light aircraft at around 10am on Friday morning.

A man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Emergency services were alerted to the scene.

A full statement from Kent Police said: “Kent Police was called just before 10am on Friday 10 September 2021 following a report of a concern for a missing light aircraft which was subsequently found in a field in Tar Pot Lane, Ashford.

“One man has been declared deceased at the scene by SECAMB.

“Initial enquiries are underway to establish the circumstances and officers will be liaising with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.”

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