Police and paramedics rush to scene after ‘vintage warplane crashes into field’

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Emergency services have rushed to treat a pilot after a light aircraft crashed into a field in Northamptonshire.

The plane came down at around 11.50am this morning (Wed) at Sywell Aerodrome, near Wellingborough.

Police, fire and paramedics crews as well as an air ambulance, are currently at the scene treating the pilot for his injuries.

Unconfirmed reports say the aircraft was a B.E.2 war plane used for demonstrations and belonging to a group called the Great War Display Team.

The group of "highly experienced pilots" regularly display replica World War One planes at air shows across Britain and France.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said: "We were called about it at 11.50am and are working with other emergency services at the scene including Fire, East Midlands Ambulance Service and the Air Ambulance.

"One person (the pilot) is currently being treated at the scene for their injuries."

The Facebook page for the Plane Resurrection TV series wrote online: "Reports coming out of Sywell, Northamptonshire of an aircraft crash.

"No further information, but unofficial photos and reports suggest a warbird.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Sywell Aerodrome at this time, we hope no one is hurt, and looks like Northamptonshire medical and fire crews were quick to the scene."

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One person commented: "It's the Great War Team's Be2, hoping the pilot is ok."

A spokeswoman for East Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We received a call at 11.39am this morning, Wednesday September 2 to Sywell Airport Business Park, Northamptonshire.

"The caller reported a light aircraft crash. We sent a paramedic in an ambulance car, a crewed ambulance and the air ambulance was also in attendance.

"We transported one patient to Coventry and Walsgrave Hospital via land ambulance."

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One person reported on Twitter how she saw a war plane, which looked like a Spitfire, performing loops in the sky above her home.

She wrote: "Living near Sywell, when it's a calm sunny day I get old plane pilots making the most of it.

"One that looks a bit like one of these has just done turns and loops over the house. I'd like to say it was a spitfire because the tail looked exactly the same."

She later posted a screenshot of Blades Flight Club's "Acrobatic Programme" which said the group would be flying at 12.45pm and 4.25pm today (Wed)

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