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An iconic Spitfire has crashed right into a area throughout a Battle of Britain occasion, it has been reported.

It’s understood the well-known plane plummeted to the bottom simply earlier than 1.20pm and got here to relaxation close to a constructing at RAF Coningsby, in Lincolnshire.

The situation of the pilot just isn’t identified at this stage, however they’re believed to have been the one casualty. Pictures of the scene confirmed the well-known aircraft had come to relaxation seemingly close to a single-storey constructing.

A rescue helicopter was scrambled to the scene.

Lincolnshire Police stated: “Emergency services are in attendance following reports of an aircraft crashing in a field just before 1.20pm.

“It is believed to be a single occupant plane and no person else is believed to have been concerned. Motorists are requested to keep away from the world and search various routes.

“Further updates will follow as soon as available. Incident 221 of 25/05/24.”

Road closures are in place within the areas of Dogdyke Road and Sandy Bank, with motorists urged to keep away from the world.

The Spitfire was reported to have been collaborating in a weekend flight paying tribute to the Battle of Britain. The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter plane that was utilized by the Royal Air Force and different Allied international locations earlier than, throughout, and after World War II.

It was designed by R. J. Mitchell and was famend for its function within the Battle of Britain and for its distinctive elliptical wings, which supplied a wonderful mixture of pace, maneuverability, and firepower.