Thousands of spectators saw the planes burst into flames. They had gone to the former wartime airfield for a display of vintage aircraft. Firemen put out the blaze and tried in vain to release the pilot from the fighter. The driver of a lorry who was passing the airfield on the A505 was reported to be "shaken up but unharmed" after his vehicle was hit by flying debris.Reuse content
One person died when a plane crashed at an air show yesterday. The victim was believed to be the pilot of a P38 Lightning fighter aircraft which crashed into a line of stationary planes while carrying out a low- level fly-past at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridgeshire.