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.”

Did you witness this incident? Let us know at

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.”

We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.

Please check back regularly for updates on this developing story HERE . Get email updates on the day’s biggest stories straight to your inbox by signing up for our newsletters .

Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you by following The Mirror every time you see our name.

  • Follow The Mirror on Google News CLICK HERE and click the star

  • Follow The Mirror on Apple News CLICK HERE available on Apple devices

  • Follow The Mirror on Flipboard CLICK HERE and click follow

You can sign up for Twitter alerts for breaking news here @MirrorBreaking_ and follow us @DailyMirror , for all the latest updates.

Keep up-to-date with your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout the day by following us on Facebook at

See all our social accounts you can follow here:

All Credit

Related Articles

Back to top button