Small aircraft crash at former RAF air base

Small aircraft crash at former RAF air base

A small plane has been left badly damaged after it crashed onto a runway and landed in a field in North Coates, at around 6.30pm yesterday.

It was reported that a Piper PA-32 plane began to circle the area and appeared to lose control while attempting to land at a former RAF air base in North Coates.

Firefighters, paramedics and police were all called to the scene.

Four people were in the plane but none suffered any serious injuries.

Steve Charters, chairman of the North Coates Flying Club, said:

“The aircraft is a visiting aircraft from Full Sutton.

“They attempted a landing earlier this evening and ended up going wrong.

“Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) will now be investigating to find out what happened.”

“The plane was a Piper PA-32 with four occupants.

“The three passengers walked away with minor injuries and the pilot was taken to hospital to be checked over and has since been released.”

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