Tragic death of Royal Air Force pilot as plane crash lands in a field

Fields near the RAF base
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An RAF pilot has tragically died after his plane crash-landed in a field.

The man was the sole occupant of the aircraft when it came down near to RAF Coningsby yesterday (Saturday, May 25), it has been confirmed. Lincolnshire Police said the crash happened in a field near the RAF base, yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to Langrick Road, Coningsby, following reports of an aircraft crash-landing in a field near RAF Coningsby. Lincolnshire Police shared the tragic news that the pilot in the aircraft had died.

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The Royal Air Force also announced the sad news of the pilot's death, reports Lincolnshire Live. The Force wrote on X: "It is with great sadness that we must confirm the death of an RAF pilot in a tragic accident near RAF Coningsby today [Saturday].

“The pilot's family have been informed and we ask that their privacy is respected at this difficult time." Lincolnshire Police's updated statement said: "We are sad to confirm that a man has died after a plane crashed into a field on Langrick Road in Coningsby earlier today.

"The man was the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft. Police are not in a position to confirm his name but his next of kin have been informed. Nobody else is thought to have been injured as a result.

"The incident was called into police just before 1.20pm today and emergency services were immediately dispatched to the scene. Sadly, the injuries the pilot sustained were not survivable and he was declared deceased at the scene. Investigations are ongoing into the cause.

"Anyone who has witnessed this incident or have any footage of it, we would be grateful to hear from you. Please contact us on 101 or by emailing force.control@lincs.police.uk quoting incident 221 of 25/05/24."