Plane crashes as emergency services rush to scene

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Emergency services scrambled to Southwater in Sussex after a light aircraft crashed. Police and paramedics services were called to reports of a plane hitting trees and crash landing in an area near Reeds Lane at 2:35pm on Thursday.

Reports said the aircraft crashed at Jackrells Farm Airfield, south of Horsham.

The extent of the pilot and passengers injuries is not clear as of writing.

Sussex Police, South East Coast Ambulance Service and crews from West Sussex Fire and Rescue are at the scene.

Fire engines from Horsham and Crawley, an off-road vehicle and heavy rescue equipment are being used.

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