Engine trouble forces WWII Hawker Sea Fury plane to crash land in Limington field

Two pilots escaped serious injury when they were forced to crash land their Second World War Hawker Sea Fury plane in a field in England.

Emergency services were called to the scene about a mile from Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in Limington, Somerset after the fighter had engine troubles.

The Navy Wings charity, which flies historic warbirds, posted on its Facebook page: ‘Navy Wings’ Sea Fury T.20 made a precautionary forced landing in a field next to RNAS Yeovilton following a problem with the engine on a routine training flight this afternoon.

‘The cause is under investigation and both the CAA and Air Accident Investigation Branch have been informed. No further information is available at this time.

‘Although both pilots walked out of the aircraft, after medical checks in Yeovil District Hospital, one of them has been detained in hospital overnight for further observation.’

Somerset police spokesman added: ‘We were called at 2.16pm today following a report of a Hawker Sea Fury aircraft carrying out an emergency landing in a field in Limington.

‘Officers attended the scene, along with other emergency services. Two people on-board the plane suffered minor injuries. The Air Accidents Investigations Branch (AAIB) have been notified.’

South Western Ambulance Service said two male patients were treated at the scene and transported to hospital.