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Pilot killed as BBMF Spitfire crashes in field near RAF Coningsby

A Supermarine Spitfire of the BBMF (Image: UK Aviation Media )

A Supermarine Spitfire of the BBMF (Image: UK Aviation Media )

A Spitfire belonging to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) has crashed in a field near RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire killing the pilot.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the accident at around 13:20 this today with a Lincolnshire police spokesman calling it a “single occupant aircraft”.

The aircraft came down in a field just outside the perimeter of RAF Coningsby which is also home to front line Typhoon fighter jets and part of Britains Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) response.

The Ministry of Defence have confirmed that the pilot was killed in accident and his family have been informed.

The Air Accident Investigations Branch are aware of the accident, as it is a military aircraft it is not sending a team to the scene.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is a full part of the Royal Air Force although staffed by volunteers in addition to their normal duties.

The flight operates Six Spitfires, two hurricanes, A Lancaster bomber, two Chipmunks and a C47 transport aircraft which are used for air displays.

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