Dorset and Wiltshire firefighters had an unusual call out today (Thursday) after a light aircraft overshot the Cotswolds Airport runway.

The pilot and two passengers were taken to hospital as a precaution, although the police reported that there had been no severe injuries sustained in the crash.

The crash happened near Rapid Racking and Oaksey Garage in Kemble on the A429 at just after half past 10 this morning.

The road was closed as the Environment Agency cleared it of fuel and debris from the aircraft. It is likely to be closed for some further time so that the Air Accident Investigation Branch can examine the scene.

Gloucestershire Constabulary shared the accident through social media. They thanked the ambulance service, Environment Agency and Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service for their help.

PC Paul Brewster said: “The A429 is likely to be closed for some hours to allow investigators from the Air Accident Investigation Branch to attend the scene and for the carriageway to be made safe.

“Thankfully no one was seriously injured or killed.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have dash cam footage to contact us.”

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If you have any more information for call police on 101 quoting log 109 and today’s date 04/08.

Cotswold Airport - formerly Kemble Airfield - is a private aerodrome used by flying schools, clubs and industry. It is also used for the storage and recycling of airliners.