Goodwood plane crash: Two die after devastating airfield accident, police confirm

Goodwood plane crash: Two die after devastating airfield accident, police confirm

Two people have died in a plane crash at Goodwood Aerodrome, it has been confirmed.

Sussex Police are assisting fire and ambulance services after a light aircraft crashed just north of the airfield this afternoon (June 30).

The force confirmed the Department for Transport’s Air Accident Investigation Branch has been informed.

It’s also been reported that a section of nearby New Road is closed in both directions.

An air ambulance was pictured landing at the scene, with two people now confirmed dead, after the plane came down just after 4.30pm.

A 65-year-old from Bulls Cross and a 58-year-old from Gosport were killed in the incident.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “We are currently assisting fire and ambulance services after a light aircraft crashed just north of Goodwood Airfield this afternoon.

“The Air Accident Investigation Branch has been informed.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and we have no further information at present.”

West Sussex Highways tweeted: “NEW ROAD, WESTHAMPNETT closed following police request.

“Air crash near to Goodwood airfield, reason for road closures.”

Fire crews left the scene just after 5.31pm, having attended the incident for less than an hour.

A statement added: “We would urge people to continue to avoid the area for the time being to allow emergency service staff to work safely.”

The South East Coast Ambulance Service has been contacted for further information.

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