Light aircraft crashes near Sussex airport with ‘more than one feared injured’

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Police are attending the scene of a plane crash near an airport in West Sussex this afternoon, and there are fears at least one person may have been injured.

A light aircraft crashed just north of Goodwood Airfield at about 4:30pm on Wednesday.

West Sussex Police said in a statement: "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 Fire and Rescue Service were also present at the scene, tweeting: "Our crew from @ChichesterFire and the @WSFRS_TRU were in attendance at this incident this afternoon.

"We would urge people to continue to avoid the area for the time being to allow emergency service staff to work safely. "

A spokesman for the fire and rescue service told The Sun more than one person is feared injured in the crash.

Photos from the scene show multiple ambulances parked in a field with pigs.

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Roads are currently closed in both directions near the airfield which lies 1.5 nautical miles northeast of Chichester in West Sussex.

Following the road closures, West Sussex Highways tweeted:"NEW ROAD, WESTHAMPNETT closed following police request.

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

"Apologies for any delays."

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According to the traffic service INRIX, New Road is closed in both directions from Fordwater Road (East Lavant) to Claypit Lane (Chichester).

Flight TV said they are "aware" of the plane crash but do not know "what aircraft" or what was the cause of the crash, according to the Express.

The Daily Star have contacted the South East Coast Ambulance Service for a comment.

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