Pilot is killed in Spitfire crash as WW2 aircraft plunges into a field during Battle of Britain event

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A Spitfire pilot died on Saturday in a crash during a Battle of Britain event near RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire.

The Royal Air Force confirmed, ‘It is with great sadness that we must confirm the death of an RAF pilot in a tragic accident near RAF Coningsby.

‘The pilot’s family have been informed and we ask that privacy is respected at this difficult time.’ 

Emergency services arrived following reports of a crash in a field on Langrick Road, which occurred around 1.20pm.

Fire crews from Horncastle, Woodhall Spa as well as a rescue team from Louth, as well as a helicopter, attended the scene.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said earlier: ‘Emergency services are in attendance following reports of an aircraft crashing in a field just before 1.20pm 

‘It is believed to be a single occupant aircraft and nobody else is thought to have been involved.

‘Road closures are in place in the areas of Dogdyke Road and Sandy Bank.’ 

The RAF published a statement via X/Twitter, which read: ‘We are aware of an incident in the vicinity of RAF Coningsby involving an RAF aircraft.

‘We are working with the emergency services and supporting those involved.’

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