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Plane crashes near air base after coming ‘within metres’ of workers building new houses

A plane has crashed near an air base after reportedly coming within metres of workers building new houses.

The Hawker Sea Fury aircraft was forced to undertake an emergency landing in Limington, near Yeovil, with two people on board suffering minor injuries, police said.

Pictures from the scene show the propeller separated from the wreckage of the rest of the plane in a field near the village’s Church Street.

The crash site is within a mile of Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, on Heathcote Road. It is not yet known if the plane is connected to the air base, reports Somerset Live.

A local reporter at the scene, said: “I’m told the plane came within metres of new homes being built next to the Lamb and Lark pub before it crashed.

“Roofers working on the homes say it flew about a metre from their heads.”

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A Navy Wings spokesman said the aircraft was being flown from RNAS Yeovilton.

An Avon and Somerset police spokesman said: “We were called at 2.16pm today following a report of a Hawker Sea Fury aircraft carrying out an emergency landing in a field in Limington.

“Officers attended the scene, along with other emergency services. Two people on-board the plane suffered minor injuries. The Air Accidents Investigations Branch (AAIB) have been notified.”

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