An eye-witness has spoken how he saw an aircraft crash at a Gloucestershire airfield. Emergency services were called to Kemble Airfield just after 3pm this afternoon.
The pilot of this twin engine American light aircraft had a lucky escape this afternoon at Kemble airfield, Gloucestershire, when he skimmed the ground whilst practising display manoeuvres. The plane was burnt out, but the unindentified pilot was said not to be badly hurt after the fire was extuinguished by appliances stationed at the airfield.
Organisers of a conference on unmanned aircraft have criticised protesters who claimed they were condoning the aerial bombardment of civilians. There were angry scenes in Bristol city centre earlier this month when activists picketted the annual Unmanned Systems Conference.
A spokesman said that the event had focussed on the non-military use of so-called drones. He said delegates had been subjected to aggressive and threatening behaviour.