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UK: Royal Navy jet crashes in Cornwall

Both crew ejected before crash, says Defense Ministry

Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   | 25.03.2021
UK: Royal Navy jet crashes in Cornwall FILE PHOTO

LONDON

A Royal Navy Hawk T1 jet crashed in Cornwall, southwest England, on Thursday morning, official statements said.

“Emergency services are currently in the St Martins area of #Helston following reports of a plane crash,” a statement from Devon and Cornwall Police said.

“Public are asked to avoid the area whilst first responders attend the scene,” it added.

Both crews ejected from Hawk aircraft from the 736 Naval Air Squadron, based at RNAS Culdrose and nobody has died, according to a Ministry of Defense (MoD) statement.

Earlier, local media reported that it was a Royal Air Force Hawk T1 jet that crashed, but later officials confirmed that it was a navy aircraft.

The ministry also said an investigation into the crash will be launched in due course.

The police statement on Twitter said: "Two people have been treated by ambulance at the scene and will now be taken to hospital.

"Their injuries are not currently thought to be life-threatening or changing." Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.
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