Woman in hospital after light aircraft's wheel 'falls off' during takeoff

Sinead Moore
Woman taken to hospital after take-off incident at Biggin Hill ariport
Woman taken to hospital after take-off incident at Biggin Hill ariport



The wheel of a light aircraft fell off during takeoff at Biggin Hill airport in south east London, causing a fuel spill.

Fire crews attended the scene and a woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries, reports the BBC.

London Ambulance Service said it assessed eight people who were on board the private plane.

Six engines from the London Fire Brigade were sent to the scene to clear up five gallons of spilt fuel, reporst the Evening Standard.

A brigade spokesman said: "Crews are attending an incident at Biggin Hill airport. Six fire engines and other specialist crews are at the scene.

"A private plane has been involved in an accident on take off from Biggin Hill. We're working with airport fire crews to contain a fuel spill."

The airport is mainly used for private aviation and flight instruction.

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