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Man killed in light aircraft crash near Ashford

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Original article from Kent Live

A man has died following a light aircraft crash in Ashford.

Police say a light aircraft was found in a field in Tar Pot Lane this morning (September 10).

Emergency services attended the scene where sadly a man was pronounced dead.

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Enquiries are underway and Kent Police will be liaising with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

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Earlier this afternoon, The Coastguard confirmed that a search and rescue helicopter had been dispatched from Lydd following reports of a missing aircraft.

Tar Pot Lane lies near the village of Bilsington, not too far from Folkestone.

A full statement from Kent Police said: “Kent Police was called just before 10am on Friday 10 September 2021 following a report of a concern for a missing light aircraft which was subsequently found in a field in Tar Pot Lane, Ashford.

"One man has been declared deceased at the scene by SECAMB."

Tar Pot Lane in Ashford

"Initial enquiries are underway to establish the circumstances and officers will be liaising with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch."

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