Spitfire Crashes At RAF Coningsby Memorial Event

Spitfire Crashes At RAF Coningsby Memorial Event
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News has emerged in the last few hours that a Spitfire has crashed at RAF Coningsby during a memorial event.

Information is limited but below is what we know so far on the incident.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Spitfire Crashes at RAF Coningsby: What We Know So Far…

Spitfire Crashes At RAF Coningsby Memorial Event
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It is understood emergency services were called to the scene outside of RAF Coningsby at 1320 local time this afternoon.

The Spitfire, which belongs to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), crashed on Langrick Road.

The BBMF have a collection of vintage aircraft which fought during the Second World War, being:

  • Six Spitfires.
  • Two Hurricanes
  • One Lancaster Bomber.
  • One C47 Dakota.
  • Two Chipmunks.

In a statement, the RAF confirmed the death of the pilot manning the aircraft:

“It is with great sadness that we must confirm the death of an RAF pilot in a tragic accident near RAF Coningsby today”.

“The pilot’s family have been informed and we ask that their privacy is respected at this difficult time”.

What Are The Next Steps?

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The next steps will now be on the RAF and investigators to see how the Spitfire crash at Coningsby happened.

For now, the cause of the crash itself is unknown, but this will be detailed in due course.

It is unclear how long it will take investigators to establish the cause as well.

As soon as we have more updates pertinent to this accident, then we will update you accordingly.

For now, this remains a developing story pending additional updates.

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