Plane makes emergency landing during Flying Legends Air Show at IWM Duxford

PUBLISHED: 19:12 09 July 2017 | UPDATED: 19:36 09 July 2017

Emergency services were called when a plane  made an emergency landing at Duxford this afternoon.

Emergency services were called when a plane made an emergency landing at Duxford this afternoon.


The pilot of an aircraft taking part in the Flying Legends Air Show at IWM Duxford was forced to make an emergency landing in a field this afternoon.

The incident, involving a P-51 Mustang aircraft, is thought to have happened at about 5.30pm where the aircraft landed in a field.

There was a lane closure in place at junction 10 of the M11 as a result – this has since been lifted according to Cambs police.

An ambulance service spokesman told the Crow that “No one was injured and we shortly cleared the scene.”

A spokeswoman for IWM Duxford said: “IWM Duxford can confirm that a P-51 Mustang made an emergency landing during the Flying Legends Air Show on Sunday 9 July, in a field adjacent to IWM Duxford.

“The pilot is safe and no members of the public were involved in the incident.

“IWM Duxford Fire and Rescue Team and emergency services attended the scene and the aircraft was made safe.

“The Flying Legends Air Show concluded as planned.”


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