Plane crash at Downside kills one

A light aeroplane has crashed in Stratton on the Fosse near Radstock. Police believe the only person on board, the pilot, was killed in the crash in the grounds of Downside Abbey.

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Emergency services at the wreckage of plane crash

Emergency services are at the scene of a plane crash near Downside Abbey in Somerset. The male pilot died in the crash earlier today. Witnesses have reported that it sounded as if the light aircraft was carrying out aerobatics shortly before it came down.

It had taken off in Somerset and was believed to be flying to the Home Counties before the accident. Staff at the independent Catholic school said that all pupils were safe and well. The Air Accident Investigation Branch is looking into the cause of the crash.

Plane crash at Downside Abbey Credit: ITV News West Country

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