Norfolk plane crash: Two-seater aircraft crashes in Hempnall

At least one person has died and another has been airlifted to hospital

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The Independent Online

At least one person has died after a light aircraft crashed in Hempnall, Norfolk. 

Police, ambulance and fire crews rushed to the scene when the aircraft crashed at around 3.30pm near Hardwick Airfield, off Barondole Lane, around 15km south of Norwich. 

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said it was responding to reports that a two-seater plane had come down and was on fire at the airfield.

And a spokesperson later confirmed that one person, who became trapped in the crashed aircraft, had died.

A statement said: "We received a report at 3.36pm that a light aircraft of some sort had just crashed.

"When the first appliance arrived it was confirmed that it (the plane) was on fire and unfortunately we have had it confirmed that there was one deceased and one airlifted to hospital.

"As far as we are aware it was two people on board and we believe it was a two-seater plane."

It is unclear whether anyone anyone else was hurt in the incident.