Pilot seriously injured in crash near Bungay, is home with his family

Maurice Hammond, the pilot of the Mustang plane which crashed near Bungay.

Maurice Hammond, the pilot of the Mustang plane which crashed near Bungay.

A pilot who was seriously injured when his plane crashed, is now at home with his family following surgery at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH).

Engineer Maurice Hammond, from Eye, had been flying one of his two Mustang planes on Sunday, October 2, when the crash happened close to the former RAF Hardwick airfield, near Bungay.

The passenger in the plane, Benjamin Marshall, 84, of Willoughby Waterleys, Leicestershire, was killed.

Mr Hammond, a 58-year-old father and grandfather, had been in aftercare having undergone a surgical procedure to strengthen and protect his spinal cord and neck upwards.

Nik Coleman, a family friend of the Hammonds, and acting spokesman for them, said: 'To be clear, he's still on a long recovery road, he has rods in his neck as we've previously briefed and is recovering from multiple broken bones.


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'Maurice also has a painful burn to his back and treatment for all of the above continues with support from the NNUH

'He's also started a rigorous and often painful process of physical rehabilitation.

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'The Family are very grateful to everyone who has supported them through this difficult time and you are all in the their thoughts.'

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch are still investigating.

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