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Two are feared dead after light plane crashes near Goodwood airfield

Two are feared dead after light plane crashes near Goodwood airfield as fire and ambulance crews rush to the scene

  • Police, fire and ambulance on scene of the crash near Goodwood airfield, Sussex
  • Air ambulance was called to the scene of the crash which took place at 4.30pm
  • Investigation into crash has been launched by Air Accident Investigation Branch 

Two people are feared dead after a light plane crashed near the Goodwood airfield.

An air ambulance was called to chopper casualties to hospital after the plane came down just after 4.30pm today.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: ‘We are currently assisting fire and ambulance services after a light aircraft crashed just north of Goodwood Airfield this afternoon.

‘The Air Accident Investigation Branch has been informed.

Two people are feared dead after a light plane crashed near the Goodwood airfield (pictured)

The air ambulance has been pictured landing at the scene of the plane crash this afternoon

The air ambulance has been pictured landing at the scene of the plane crash this afternoon

‘Our enquiries are ongoing and we have no further information at present.’

A spokesman for the fire service, which sent two appliances to the scene, said more than one person is feared injured.

West Sussex Fire Service confirmed they have since left the scene at 5.31pm after just under an hour. 

Pictures from the scene show a large number of emergency service vehicles including several ambulances and specialist fire service vehicles.

Witnesses have said they saw a plane flying extremely low over Felpham, just south of the airfield, this afternoon.

Police have closed roads near the crash site while an investigation into the cause is launched

Police have closed roads near the crash site while an investigation into the cause is launched

The fire service has said at least one person is feared injured after the crash this afternoon

The fire service has said at least one person is feared injured after the crash this afternoon

Road closures are in place in the area at the instruction of the police and locals have been advised to stay away.

This is a breaking news story. We will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available. 

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