One dead in light plane crash

Police have said that one person was killed when a light aircraft came down in the village of Aldham near Hadleigh, Suffolk. It was not immediately clear whether there were any further casualties.

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Police: Cordon to remain in place at plane crash site

A cordon will remain in place this evening ... around the scene of a light aircraft crash in the village of Aldham near Hadleigh.

The light aircraft came down into an open area, hitting a tree before becoming submerged in a pond.

One casualty was discovered deceased at the scene.

Road closures also remain in place this evening.

An investigation into the crash will be carried out by the Air Accident Investigation Branch supported by Suffolk Police.

– Suffolk constabulary statement


Witness: Plane narrowly missed houses

Dennis Hill, who owns a property near the Suffolk crash site, said the plane narrowly missed his house and several others as it plunged to the ground.

The plane flew across the fields and into the tree, before falling into the pond. My sons went to investigate, but our property was not damaged and it crashed two or three properties up from ours.The police and reporters are all still down there.

I think the pilot died on impact. There's an airfield nearby, but he was way off track. It's like he was trying to land, but you've got fields and hedges in the way.

– Witness Dennis Hill

The crash occurred near Aldham Street, a short distance from Elmsett Airfield. It is not clear whether there were any further casualties.

Accident investigators sent to scene of plane crash

Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has sent a team to investigate the light aircraft accident near Ipswich.

An area around the location has been cordoned off and police, fire and ambulance emergency services remain at the scene.

In a statement on their Facebook page, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said a number of crews are in attendance including a water rescue vehicle and water incident rescue crew.


Light aircraft crash in Suffolk

A light aircraft has crashed into a tree. A member of the public called police reporting that the plane had come down in the village of Aldham near Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Police, Fire and Ambulance emergency services are at the scene of the crash. Details of the aircraft, pilot and whether any other persons were on board are unknown.

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