Injuries confirmed after Duxford plane crashes into wood

Two people have been injured after an aircraft from Duxford crashed this afternoon (August 4).

The incident involved a Sea Fury aircraft which departed from Duxford airfield on a routine flight earlier today before it had to undertake a forced landing.

Two people, the pilot and passenger, are receiving medical attention for minor injuries.

A full statement has now been issued by Imperial War Museums confirming the aircraft sustained significant damage and a fuel leak.

It reads: “There has been an incident involving a Sea Fury aircraft which departed from Duxford airfield this afternoon on a routine flight.

“The aircraft had to undertake a false landing, the pilot and passenger are receiving medical attention for minor injuries.

“The aircraft sustained significant damage and a fuel leak, an IWM Duxford fire team with specialist equipment and knowledge assisted Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service at the scene.”

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