Spitfire Crash Landing No Injuries

  • Sep 10, 2015 4:08am GMT

A vintage Spitfire crash-landed in UK this weekend. The emergency landing happened in a field outside of Woodchurch, Ashford, at about 9:50 am local time Sunday. No one on the ground nor was the pilot injured. The German based plane was being tested before an appearance at the Goodwood Revival festival.

There was, as you can see in the photos below, significant damage. The left wing of the Spitfire was torn off in the crash landing and all four wooden propellers were broken.

According to local police the plane developed engine problems shortly after take-off. A spokesman for Kent Fire and Rescue Service said, "The pilot was already out of the plane when fire crews arrived. He was assessed by paramedics at the scene. Firefighters remain in attendance making the scene safe and are dealing with a leak of a large quantity of aviation fuel. There are no further casualties and the cause of the crash is not yet known."

The nearby three-day Goodwood Revival festival, at Chichester showcases vintage and classic cars, motorcycles and aircraft.

Photos By zzirzoidberg via imgur