The pilot of a light aircraft has died after it crashed into a cliff near RAF Portreath in North Cornwall. The plane had earlier taken off from Perranporth Flying Club before the crash, which happened just after 4pm. No-one else was on board.
The aircraft caught fire after striking the cliff edge near a potato field. Police and fire crews are at the scene. It's believed the male pilot came from St Austell.
Wiltshire Police has confirmed that the pilot of a light aircraft which crashed at Cotswold Airport yesterday afternoon is in a stable condition in hospital.
The 47 year old Belgium pilot suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital near Bristol by the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
He underwent surgery in the early hours of today and will have further surgery later.
The crash is being investigated by the Air Accident Investigation Branch.
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.
A pilot had a lucky escape after the light aircraft he was flying crash landed at Kemble airfield, Gloucestershire. The 48-year-old man was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.
A man has been taken to hospital by air ambulance after a light aircraft crash landed at Kemble Airfield, Gloucestershire. Great Western Air Ambulance were called to the scene at around 3pm.
Big crowds turned out to mark Yeovilton Air Day. As well as some spectacular flying, it also marked the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War, as our defence correspondent John Andrews reports:
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.