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Saturday, 23 June, 2001, 19:34 GMT 20:34 UK
Three killed in air crashes
Cornwall
Two adults and two children were injured in the Cornwall crash
Four people were injured and three died in three light aircraft crashes on Saturday.

Two adults and two children were rescued from a Cessna 182 plane that burst into flames on landing at an airfield in Cornwall.

The adults were rushed to the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske before being transferred to a specialist burns unit at the Moriston Hospital in Swansea.

Two people died after their two-seater microlight crashed into trees at Harthall, south Shropshire at 1230BST. Later a man was killed when his glider crashed in a field near the A14 in Northamptonshire.

Cornwall crash

The Cessna crashed after making an approach to land at Cornwall's Newquay Airport at 1015BST on Saturday.

The airport is based at RAF St Mawgan and RAF airfield emergency services, just 100 metres away from the burning plane, quickly put out the fire.

The Cessna, operated by Cab Air Services, from Elstree Airfield in Hertfordshire, is believed to have made a normal approach and landed, before suddenly veering off the runway.

It became airborne again for a short time then crashed on the southern side of the runway and caught fire.

Civilian emergency services, including three Cornwall Fire Brigade appliances, also attended the scene.

None of those involved have yet been named by the police.

The damaged aircraft was cordoned off awaiting the arrival of investigators from the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB).

The causes of the other two crashes were also being investigated.

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