A22 in both directions closed, queueing traffic due to serious accident, a car and a motorbike involved between B2124 (Golden Cross) and A267 / A271 (Boship Roundabout).
Air Ambulance required at the scene, affecting traffic between Hailsham and Uckfield. The road is expected is expected to remain closed throughout this evening's peak period.
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Captain Mike Green, a senior flying instructor, was piloting the two seater helicopter involved in the crash.
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