World War II Spitfire Plane Crashes During Battle Of Britain Event

World War II Spitfire Plane Crashes During Battle Of Britain Event

  • Royal Air Force said the pilot's family was informed of the incident and they requested privacy as they mourned their tragic loss
  • The police blocked routes leading to the accident scene and asked motorists to use alternative routes
  • According to the police statement, the pilot was alone in the ill-fated plane when it crashed near the RAF

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Lincolnshire, UK - The pilot of a World War Two-era aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, stationed at Royal Air Force (RAF) Coningsby, has tragically passed away following a crash in a field off Langrick Road.

Pilot of World War II Spitfire plane dies after crash
An aviator standing beside an aeroplane (l). Wreckage of an aircraft (r). (The photos are only for illustration). The pilot died following the tragic crash at Coningsby. Photo: Foto Voyager/mtcurado.
Source: UGC

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The RAF has confirmed that the pilot's family has been notified of the Saturday, May 25 incident and has requested that their privacy be respected as they mourn this loss.

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"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. We are working with the emergency services and supporting those involved," read the statement.

As a result, authorities have closed all roads leading to the crash site and advised motorists to find alternative routes.

According to a police statement, the deceased pilot was flying alone in the Spitfire aircraft at the time of the accident.

"If you witnessed this incident or have any footage of it we would be grateful to hear from you. Please contact us on 101 or by emailing quoting incident 221. It is believed to be a single-occupant aircraft and nobody else is thought to have been involved," said the police.

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The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) operates a fleet consisting of six Spitfires, two Hurricanes, a Lancaster, a C47 Dakota, and two Chipmunk aircraft used for training, all piloted by regular RAF aircrew.

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Meanwhile, an Iranian presidential plane crashed amid foggy weather near Jolfa in East Azerbaijan killing their president Ebrahim Raisi.

The head of state was coming from an inauguration of a dam in Azerbaijan and was accompanied by an entourage of eight government leaders including the foreign minister.

The rescue operation for the deceased statement lasted 12 hours due to the inclement weather.

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