Aircraft in difficulty diverted from Norwich Airport

A light aircraft has landed after reports of it having mid-air difficulty drew emergency services to Old Buckenham airfield.

A dozen fire crews were initially called to Norwich Airport at 12.20pm today after reports of a G-AYAC syndicate plane in distress, reportedly due to difficulties with landing equipment. It was flown by Hugh Murray of Snailwell

Six engines arrived before it emerged at 12.45pm the aircraft had been diverted to Old Buckenham airfield where four fire crews from Attleborough, Long Stratton and Hethersett attended.

It has been reported that the aircraft landed, ending up nose down just off the grass runway after being assisted by another plane from Norwich airport.

Mr Murray was found to have no injuries after a check-up by paramedics at the scene.


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