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Two hurt as Sea Fury aircraft on flight from Duxford crashes





A pilot and passenger have been injured after a plane that left Duxford airfield crash on Tuesday afternoon (August 4).

The Sea Fury aircraft that came down in Harston. Picture: Ted Chantler-Hicks (39958905)
The Sea Fury aircraft that came down in Harston. Picture: Ted Chantler-Hicks (39958905)

They are understood to have suffered minor injuries after the Sea Fury was forced to make a forced landing in Harston.

The plane was left badly damaged as it came down among trees in Harston just before 4.30pm.

A statement from the Imperial War Museum Duxford said: “There has been an incident involving a Sea Fury aircraft which departed from Duxford airfield this afternoon on a routine flight.

The Sea Fury aircraft that came down in Harston. Picture: Ted Chantler-Hicks (39958897)
The Sea Fury aircraft that came down in Harston. Picture: Ted Chantler-Hicks (39958897)

“The aircraft had to undertake a forced landing, the pilot and passenger are receiving medical attention for minor injuries.

“The aircraft sustained significant damage and a fuel leak, an IWM Duxford fire team with specialist equipment and knowledge assisted Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service at the scene.”

The Sea Fury at the Flying Legends Air Show 2018 at IWM Duxford. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Sea Fury at the Flying Legends Air Show 2018 at IWM Duxford. Picture: Keith Heppell

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