Vintage plane makes emergency landing at Duxford air show

PUBLISHED: 23:23 09 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:00 10 July 2017

A vintage aircraft was forced to land in a field during the IWM Duxford air show over the weekend. Picture: GARY DONNISON

A vintage aircraft was forced to land in a field during the IWM Duxford air show over the weekend. Picture: GARY DONNISON

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A vintage fighter plane was forced to make an emergency landing during an aerial display at Duxford Imperial War Museum yesterday.

A vintage aircraft was forced to land in a field during the IWM Duxford air show over the weekend. Picture: GARY DONNISON A vintage aircraft was forced to land in a field during the IWM Duxford air show over the weekend. Picture: GARY DONNISON

The plane, reported to be the P51d Mustang “Miss Velma”, was in the air as part of the Flying Legends show and came down in a field near the Duxford Aerodrome.

Police closed a lane of the M11 briefly while the incident was dealt with.

A spokeswoman for IWM Duxford confirmed that one of the planes was forced to make an emergency landing, but that no-one had been hurt in the incident.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 5.26pm (on Sunday) to reports of an incident at Duxford.

A vintage aircraft was forced to land in a field during the IWM Duxford air show over the weekend. Picture: GARY DONNISON A vintage aircraft was forced to land in a field during the IWM Duxford air show over the weekend. Picture: GARY DONNISON

“An ambulance crew was sent to assist. No-one was injured and we shortly cleared the scene.”

The Flying Legends show attracted around 15,000 people to Duxford with air displays and nostalgic activities at the air base.

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