East Leeds Airport: Two men in their 70s rushed to hospital after plane crash at former RAF Church Fenton airfield

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Two men have been rushed to hospital after the plane they were in crashed at East Leeds Airport - formerly a RAF Church Fenton airfield

Two men in their 70s have been injured when the aircraft they were in crashed last night (Thursday 12 April), police said. Emergency services attended reports of an air crash at East Leeds Airport in Church Fenton yesterday evening. 

Police, fire and ambulance services were called to a collision involving a single light aeroplane just after 5.10pm. A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Both of the plane’s occupants, two men in their 70s, have been taken to hospital with injuries. An investigation will be carried out in due course to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the collision.”

No further details were provided. East Leeds Airport, formerly RAF Church Fenton, is an air strip located between Leeds and York.

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