A woman has been airlifted to hospital after a light plane crashed and collided with parked cars.The female spectator, who is in her 60s, was injured when the Tiger Moth biplane came down and hit a car she was in and at least one more vehicle during a charity event. The former RAF aircraft had just taken-off from the runway at the private Brimpton Airfield near Reading, Berkshire, before it crashed around 3pm in front of approximately 100 spectators.
Two male pilots, also in their 60s, suffered minor injuries and were able to get out of the plane. The woman was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford by air ambulance – the charity which the event was raising money for.
Thames Valley Police said officers “were called to an event at Brimpton airstrip at Wasing Lane, Aldermaston, just before 3pm today following a report of a collision between a light aircraft as it was taking off and an unoccupied parked car.
“The plane also made contact with another vehicle, causing a female occupant to be injured. The pilot and his male passenger suffered minor injuries which were treated at the scene while the woman was airlifted to hospital.”