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Navy Hawk crashes in Cornwall

208 Squadron BAe Hawk (Image: Adrian Pingstone)

208 Squadron BAe Hawk (Image: Adrian Pingstone)

A Royal Navy fast jet training aircraft has crashed near Helston, Cornwall after reportedly suffering an engine failure.

The single engined BAe Hawk T1 crashed after the crew ejected.

The aircraft was from 736 squadron based at RNAS Culdrose.

In a statement the Ministry of Defence said two pilots were being checked by medics after ejecting.

Devon & Cornwall police also confirmed the accident saying “Emergency services are currently in the St Martins area of Helston following reports of a plane crash.

“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.”

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