17th June 2021

Plane crash lands into field near Taunton

Fire crews were called to a report of a light aircraft that had crashed into a field in Durston earlier this evening (Wednesday).

Two fire appliances from Taunton with the heavy rescue vehicle and a 4×4 vehicle and one appliance from Wellington were mobilised following a report from South West Ambulance Service.

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue Service said:

“On arrival at the scene crew confirmed one male had already been released from the plane, crew got to work to check for any fuel leaking.

One light plane crash landed into private field, one person self extricated and in the care of the ambulance service.

Crew isolated the fuel and electrics of the plane and left in the hands of the police on scene.”