An air ambulance has been called after a plane was involved in an ‘accident’ near Sheffield Aero Club’s Netherthorpe airfield

A plane could be seen stuck in a field near Netherthorpe airfield in Thorpe Salvin on Sunday, and it was confirmed this afternoon that an investigation is underway.

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The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was dispatched to the scene – but no serious injuries were reported in the incident on Sunday morning.

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This was the scene in a field near Sheffield over the weekend – after a plane crash near Netherthorpe airfield

South Yorkshire Police were also present.

The force said in a statement: ‘Police were called at 11.43am on June 12 to reports that a light aircraft had crashed near Netherthorpe Airfield in the Thorpe Salvin area of ​​Rotherham.

“Officers attended and the plane was found to have crashed shortly after takeoff in a nearby field. No injuries were reported as a result of the crash.

“The Air Accident Investigation Branch has been informed. Investigations are ongoing. »

This was the scene in a field near Sheffield over the weekend – after a plane crash near Netherthorpe airfield

It has also been confirmed that the incident is being investigated by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

A branch spokesperson said: ‘We were made aware of an accident at Netherthorpe airfield on Sunday and have launched an investigation into it.

They said they were unable to provide further details about the incident at this stage. Full details of the investigation are expected to be released in the future once it is complete.

A Yorkshire Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed a call for an ambulance had been received and the air ambulance had been dispatched to the scene.

They said in a statement: ‘A Yorkshire air ambulance attended the airfield following an emergency call at 11.28am on Sunday morning to report an incident involving a light aircraft. The air ambulance was not needed as the three patients were uninjured.

Sheffield Aero Club, which runs the airfield, has been approached for comment but has yet to respond.

The airfield dates back to the 1930s when it was first established and operated by aviation enthusiasts and was used by the RAF during the Second World War.

It is now used by the club for pilot training and for the private flights of its members.

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