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Two hurt as light plane crashes

Hastingleigh air crash
Two people had to be cut free from the wreckage of the plane

Air accident investigators are looking into why a light aircraft crashed in a field in Kent.

A man and a woman had to be cut free from the wreckage of the single-engine plane, which crashed in Hastingleigh, near Ashford on Monday afternoon.

A spokesman for Kent Police said their injuries were "non life-threatening".

The plane was on its way from Southend Airport, Essex to Shoreham in West Sussex. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed.

The woman on board was airlifted to a London hospital by RAF helicopter, while the man was taken to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford by ambulance.


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