A serious plane crash happened at Shuttleworth on Sunday morning.
The incident happened at around 9.45am on July 1 at Old Warden Aerodrome, home to the Shuttleworth Collection.
An official statement from the Shuttleworth Trust stated: “The Shuttleworth Collection can confirm that earlier today an aircraft experienced difficulties and crashed at the airfield.
“Emergency Services and the Air Ambulance were called to the scene and one casualty airlifted to hospital.
“We are not releasing details of the persons identity or the nature of the injuries incurred.”
Bedfordshire Police said 600 people were in attendance with the incident happened.
A spokesman said: “Members of Bedfordshire Police along with Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service, East of England Ambulance Service and the aerodrome’s own fire service attended the incident to assist the pilot.”
The Military Pageant Air Show today has been cancelled to allow accident investigators to assess the scene.
The Shuttleworth Trust thanked both on-site and external emergency crews for their prompt reaction.
The Air Accident Investigation Branch, who were in attendance, are investigating.
Anyone with information relating to this incident is urged to contact Bedfordshire Police on the non-emergency 101 number.
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