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Lorry drivers' plight in Operation Stack

At the heart the Operation Stack problems in Kent, are of course the lorry drivers and the hauliers. Some of them have endured delays of up to eighteen hours on the motorways - with their produce rotting, and their profits suffering.

David Johns reports, speaking to haulier Peter Harding and haulage expert Peter Carroll.

Plane crashed as it was coming into land

Blackbushe Airport has confirmed that the plane had crashed while coming in to land. It has also confirmed that it was a Phenom 300 Jet with four people on board.

A spokesman for the Hampshire airport said:

"Blackbushe Airport confirmed that a Phenom 300 Jet with four persons on board crashed near the end of the runway around 3.09pm while attempting to make a landing.

"The scene was attended by Blackbushe Fire and Rescue within minutes, followed by Hampshire fire, police and ambulance units.

"Emergency services are currently controlling the scene."

– Blackbushe Airport

Small jet crashed as it was coming into land

The light aircraft which crashed as it attempted to land at Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire this afternoon was a small jet with four people on board.

Emergency services are working at the scene after a fire broke out in the car auction site next to the runway where the Phenom 300 jet crashed at 3.09pm.

Details of any casualties are not yet known.

The jet was trying to land, shortly after take-off, when it crashed and burst into flames.


Four casualties after light aircraft crashes into car park

Emergency services were called just after 3pm Credit: Nathan Greenwood/PA Wire

A fire has broken out after a light aircraft crashed into a car auction shortly after take-off.

Emergency services are currently dealing with the blaze at the auction site, held at Blackbushe airport on the Hampshire and Surrey borders.

The incident happened shortly after 3.10pm.

It is not immediately clear how many people were injured during the incident.

Fire spread quickly after the light aircraft came down Credit: Tubman Thomas via Twitter

Hampshire Police have asked motorists to avoid the area. The crash site backs on to the A30 and is a short distance from the M3.

In a message to motorists, they said: "We're dealing with an air emergency incident at Blackbushe Airport.

"Please avoid the area if you can. We'll update you when we can."

Robert Belcher, a local aviation enthusiast, said he was driving home when he saw a plume of black smoke coming from the site.

"I was passing the airport on my way home and there was a big column of smoke in the air.

"The fire service had closed the road behind me.

"I could see the plume of smoke waving from about five miles away and was hoping it was just a car fire rather than an aircraft accident."

Mr Belcher said he was "shocked" when he discovered that a jet had crashed.

He added: "Apparently the aircraft was landing and just didn't stop.

"At the end of the runway there is a car park because the airport is used for car auctions and it's gone into there.

"I assumed it was cars on fire in the auction yard.

"Local people have said that it was this aircraft which is registered in Saudi Arabia.

"It's been a regular visitor to the airport for a few months.

"The aircraft would hold six people, it's a small jet."

Burglary trio sentenced to 17 years behind bars

They were one of Hampshire's most prolific burglary gangs - breaking into 72 homes in just five months across Hampshire. A teenager, her boyfriend and a third accomplice are behind bars for their roles in stealing luxury cars and creating an aladdin's cave of stolen goods including phones, laptops and jewellery.

Helped by his eighteen year old girlfriend - Ellis McMillan -Theo Smithard Powell burgled scores of homes across the Southampton area - creeping in while they were sleeping upstairs. It left victims feeling violated and frightened to be in their own homes.

Sentencing them to a total of 17 years in jail - the judge said they'd subject their victims to abject misery. Chris Maughan was in court.

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