Light aircraft crashes just after take-off near Beccles

A crashed gyrocopter at Beccles Airfield. Picture: Danielle Booden

A crashed gyrocopter at Beccles Airfield. - Credit: Danielle Booden

A pilot has been rushed to hospital after a light aircraft crashed with one person on board at Ellough Airfield, near Beccles. 

The gyrocopter crashed shortly after take-off from Beccles Airfield. The pilot, a man in his 50s, was transported to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for further care.

Fire service crews supported the stabilisation of the aircraft. 

Crews from Bungay, Beccles, and Lowestoft were in attendance at the incident. An ambulance, two rapid response cars, and an air ambulance were all at the scene.

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