UPDATED: PLANE CRASH FEARS LEAD TO EMERGENCY RESPONSE AT BEMBRIDGE AIRPORT

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Emergency services have responded to Bembridge Airport this morning (Friday) amid fears a plane may have crashed.

Coastguard Rescue helicopter 175, Police and fire crews – from Ryde and Sandown – rushed to the scene shortly after 08:10.

It’s said that a light aircraft disappeared off radar near Bembridge, prompting fears it had crash landed in the sea. As a result, HM Coastguard scrambled the rescue helicopter from Lee-on-Solent and requested the launch Bembridge RNLI’S All Weather Lifeboat.

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Thankfully, it has been confirmed that the plane has landed safely at Bembridge Airport.

Coastguard Rescue 175 has landed on the ground with crew disembarking to check on the plane’s occupants.

Emergency teams are now standing down, although Police remain on scene.

UPDATE @ 13:05 – Police remain in attendance at the airport this afternoon to ensure the occupants are safe and well.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has said:

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“We were called just after 8am today, 25 September, by Air Traffic Control after signal was lost with a plane over Bembridge Airport. Officers have attended and the aircraft was located on a runway at Bembridge Airfield and had not crashed.

“Officers are in attendance to ensure the occupants are safe and well”.

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Kev Butler

Not Alan Sugar arriving for a Crab sarny I hope. Good it a false alarm.

Eve Shipman

Disappeared off the radar? Police still on the scene?
 
Do you mind, Sir, if this dog has a quick sniff of your luggage?

Oldbutalive

or, i see you are licenced to carry 4 people, so who are the other 6 people?

JHVF

So was the radio U/S ? If not why the cock up with emergency services.

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