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The aircraft had been coming in to land
Emergency services at the scene of the plane crash

Three people have escaped serious injury after a plane overturned on the Isle of Wight. The island's Fire and Rescue Service attended along with paramedics and ambulance crews. The accident happened as the aircraft was coming in to land.


Three escape serious injury after plane overturns

Three people escaped serious injury

Three people have escaped serious injury after a plane overturned on the Isle of Wight.

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service attended with a rescue tender, foam salvage tender and three appliances. Paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are also on scene.

Emergency services were called to the airport at around 11:30.

It is thought the crash happened as the plane was landing.

Fire crews remain at the scene.

The Air Accident Investigation Board have been informed and the runway has been closed.

Aircraft in distress, reports radio station

Fire crews are heading to Bembridge Airport after reports of an aircraft in distress, reports Isle of Wight Radio.

Firefighters are on the way to the airport along with other emergency services.

An Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue spokesperson has told Isle of Wight Radio that there are reports of an aircraft in distress.

A listener has called in, saying that an aircraft is upside down on the runway.

Man found with serious injuries in Newport dies in hospital

Credit: Darren Toogood

A man found with serious head injuries in Newport on the Isle of Wight has died, police have confirmed.

The 49-year-old, who has not been identified, was discovered in St James' Street just before 4am on Sunday (Feb 14).

He was taken to hospital but died this morning. Officers continue to investigate the circumstances of his death.

Two 20-year-old men and a 21-year-old man from Newport have been arrested and remain in custody being questioned on suspicion of murder.

A police cordon in the area of St James’ Street earlier today has now been removed.


Tugs on standby as massive container ship runs aground on Bramble Bank in The Solent

A giant container ship has run aground on the notorious Bramble Bank in The Solent. The Apl Vanda is a Singapore-registered container ship that is nearly 370 metres long and 51 metres wide, it's tonnage is put at at more than 150,000. It's thought to have run aground while trying to turn across the busy waterway between Cowes, Isle of Wight and Southampton Water. Tugs are on standby to try and help the ship get afloat at high tide.

The ship was launched in 2013 and is believed to have sailed to Southampton from France.

Man armed with metal bar robs shop on Isle of Wight

The robbery happened at the Welcome Store in Avenue Road, Sandown, on Monday night Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

A man armed with a metal bar has robbed a convenience shop on the Isle of Wight.

The man stole cash and smashed a display stand at around 10:20pm on Monday at the Welcome Store in Avenue Road, Sandown.

The shop assistants were left shaken and the man made off on foot in the direction of the Tap Pub.

Headliners announced for this year's Bestival

The Cure and Major Lazer have been confirmed as headliners at Bestival Credit: ITV Meridian

New wave rockers The Cure and dance act Major Lazer have been announced as headliners for Bestival.

As well as the Boys Don't Cry singers, other acts added to the line-up for the last major festival of the summer, held in September on the Isle of Wight, include Hot Chip, Animal Collective, Bastille, The Human League, Wolf Alice and Kitty, Daisy and Lewis.

And the event, famous for its fancy dress parade, has announced the future as its theme.

"Prepare yourselves for a Bestival unlike any other with futuristic new stages, and as ever it's a broad church of music from every decade and every genre. Saturday night headliners and one of my favourite bands ever, The Cure, played Bestival five years ago and almost had to be dragged off stage after a three-hour mammoth greatest hits set.

"Robert Smith popped down last year and we shook hands on it all happening again - bring it on."

– Festival organiser Rob da Bank
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