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In pictures: Kent air crash

Crash aerial

Five people were killed on Sunday after a small private jet crashed into a residential cul-de-sac in Farnborough in Kent.

Flames seen above roof. Pic: Fernand Kwasi-Frimpong Jnr

The plane, a Cessna Citation 1, was a commercial flight carrying three passengers and two crew. They did not survive. Pic: Fernand Kwasi-Frimpong Jnr

Aerial grab

Eyewitnesses said the plane hit a garage, which burst into flames and in turn destroyed a neighbouring house.


The plane had just left nearby Biggin Hill airfield, and was heading to France.

Firemen at crash

Local residents said the people who lived in the house were on holiday. Among those on the ground, only two people were treated for shock.

Pic: Fernand Kwasi-Frimpong Jnr

The Cessna pilot had put out a mayday call to Biggin Hill, reporting difficulties and requesting permission to return to the airfield and land. Pic: Fernand Kwasi-Frimpong Jnr

Flames clearly seen. Pic: Ben McIntyre

Another pilot, who overheard the mayday call, said the pilot had reported "severe engine vibrations". Pic: Ben McIntyre

Residents outside house with flames and smoke. Pic: Fernand Kwasi-Frimpong Jnr

Neighbours came rushing out after hearing what one called an "absolutely almighty noise". Pic: Fernand Kwasi-Frimpong Jnr

Pic: Fernand Kwasi-Frimpong Jnr

The ambulance service, fire brigade and police raced to the scene. Pic: Fernand Kwasi-Frimpong Jnr

Pic: Liz Moore

Firemen will remain at the site all night, and recover bodies on Monday. Pic: Liz Moore


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