Spitfire horror as aircraft crashes during Battle of Britain event

An aircraft has crashed into a field during a Battle of Britain event.

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Coningsby, Lincolnshire, after the alarm was raised shortly before 1.20pm on Saturday. The crash is understood to have involved a single occupant aircraft and nobody else is believed to have been involved.

The extent of any injuries as a result as so far unclear. As reported by the Mirror, A rescue helicopter is believed to have landed at the airfield after flying from Humberside.

Road closures are in place nearby with motorists urged to avoid the area. The plane is reported to have been taking part in a Battle of Britain memorial event.

The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and other Allied countries before, during, and after World War II.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: "Police and other emergency services are currently in attendance at an incident in Coningsby following reports made to us just before 1.20pm of an aircraft crashing in a field. It is believed to be a single occupant aircraft and nobody else is thought to have been involved.

"Road closures are in place in the areas of Dogdyke Road and Sandy Bank. Motorists are asked to avoid the area and seek alternative routes. Further updates will follow as soon as available."

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