Three escape as plane crashes near Diss
Three people had a lucky escape after a light aircraft crashed in a field near Diss.An air accident investigation was last night already under way into the incident, which happened at about 4.
Three people had a lucky escape after a light aircraft crashed in a field
An air accident investigation was last night already under way into the incident, which happened at about 4.10pm on Saturday at Brook Farm, Burgate.
The four-seater aircraft plunged into the field, ending up on its roof.
One man was freed from the wreckage by emergency crews. The victim was taken by air
ambulance to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital but was not said to be in a life-threatening condition.
- 1 New crafting event coming to East Anglia this summer
- 2 Man in court over hundreds of indecent images of children
- 3 Overcrowding fears sees council oppose town's affordable housing plans
- 4 Church school becomes latest to join growing academy trust
- 5 50-mile diversion in place as A140 set to close to repair damaged road
- 6 11 indulgent spa getaways in East Anglia
- 7 Contact tracing scammers return as Covid rates rise
- 8 War memorabilia to be displayed at Armed Forces Day in Diss
- 9 Classic car show back this weekend with over 700 vehicles
- 10 Town puts on a show for the Armed Forces
Two other people on board had already managed to struggle free and were taken to hospital as a precaution.
Local people spoke of their relief yesterday that those involved had escaped with their lives.
Villager Sheila Rush said: “We had heard lots of fire engines and activity passing through the village, but I am shocked to think it was someone's plane that had crashed. Thank goodness nobody was killed.”
No further details have been released about those on the plane or the origin of the aircraft and its destination.
Matthew Ware, of the East of England Ambulance Service, said: “We were called at about 4.12pm on Saturday, and when we arrived at the farm in Burgate we found that the aircraft had come down in a field quite near to the house.
“One man was still trapped in the aircraft and was released and was taken by air ambulance to hospital with chest and shoulder injuries.
“The other two people were already out and they were taken by land ambulance to hospital as a precaution.”
The farm owners declined to comment, except to say they were relieved the accident had not been more serious.
Information about the circumstances of the crash to Suffolk police on 01473 613500.