Small plane crashes at Old Warden airfield near Bedford Bedford News

Three people, including a pilot and two passengers, are believed to have been on the plane, but they are not believed to have been seriously injured.

Police, ambulances and firefighters quickly rushed to the scene of the accident which is believed to have happened in the early afternoon (1/6)

A Beds Police spokesman said: ‘We were called at around 2.30pm today (Wednesday) to reports of an incident at Shuttleworth Aerodrome in Old Warden.

Old Warden Aerodrome where the plane crashed

“A light aircraft that flew into Shuttleworth ended up landing sideways.

“Emergency services responded and two occupants of the aircraft were taken to hospital for checks, although they are not believed to have been injured.

“Recovery work on the aircraft is also underway.”

The Shuttleworth Collection is an aviation and automobile museum located at Old Warden Aerodrome, near Biggleswade. It is the oldest in the world and one of the most prestigious, due to the variety of old and well-preserved aircraft.

It was started by Richard Shuttleworth, responsible for many of the exhibits still on display at the museum today.

The Collection houses the finest collection of authentic World War I aircraft still flying in Europe, alongside other historic aircraft from 1909 through the 1950s. It is a popular attraction for aircraft enthusiasts, tourists and the schools.

We will bring you more details on this story as soon as possible.

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This notice was published: 2022-06-01 16:51:29

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