Light aircraft crashes into Kent homes.

From Sky News:

A Cessna aircraft believed to be carrying up to six people has crashed north of Biggin Hill airfield in Kent, Sky sources have said.

The light plane hit a residential area in Orpington, according to reports.

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Updated story:

A light plane has crashed into homes in Kent, leading to grave fears for residents and six people believed to be on board the aircraft.

An eye witness described seeing a "big ball of fire" and plumes of smoke at the crash site.

"There was a massive hole in the roof of the house, you can see where it went through," said Karl Mills, who saw the incident.

The private Cessna aircraft hit Broadwater Gardens, a residential area in Farnborough.

Local resident John Waite said: "I was sitting in the garden and I had this very loud engine noise, it sounded like an aeroplane during manoeuvres at an airshow.

"Obviously it wasn't that."

"I just worry for the people on board the aircraft and people in their homes."

ky correspondent Martin Brunt said: "There are a number of houses on fire".

"A huge mobilisation of the emergency services has begun.

"It is unlikely that any of those six on board would have stood much chance of surviving.

"And there is concern about people who would have been at home or in their garden.

"There is real concern that quite a number of casualties are likely to emerge from this."

I thought this was HotUkDeals not BBC news.

There are loads of places where I can find out news of the latest disasters thank you.

I come here to find out the latest deals.

guilbert53;1802925

I thought this was HotUkDeals not BBC news.There are loads of places … I thought this was HotUkDeals not BBC news.There are loads of places where I can find out news of the latest disasters thank you.I come here to find out the latest deals.



why go to the trouble then of clicking on a link called Light aircraft crashes into Kent homes.

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guilbert53;1802925

I thought this was HotUkDeals not BBC news.There are loads of places … I thought this was HotUkDeals not BBC news.There are loads of places where I can find out news of the latest disasters thank you.I come here to find out the latest deals.



This is called the misc section, if im not misunderstood. miscellaneous if for random things? there's a deal section by the way.

If you want me to go even more into it, the links off Sky News. "thank you".

guilbert53;1802925

I thought this was HotUkDeals not BBC news.There are loads of places … I thought this was HotUkDeals not BBC news.There are loads of places where I can find out news of the latest disasters thank you.I come here to find out the latest deals.



You might have got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning (maybe the lost hour has made you grumpy lol) but no need to come shouting at people here. I'm now going to turn on the TV precisely because I have heard it here first. Thanks OP!

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Crikey! I live in Orpington.... I never saw or heard anything!

Always a worry though having Biggin Hill so close by!

Lol @ the grumpy moany guy!!!! Someone needs to get some...

Tom!! What's JD's last name?!

Local resident John Waite said: "I was sitting in the garden and I had … Local resident John Waite said: "I was sitting in the garden and I had this very loud engine noise, it sounded like an aeroplane during manoeuvres at an airshow.



:shock:

guilbert53;1802925

I thought this was HotUkDeals not BBC news.There are loads of places … I thought this was HotUkDeals not BBC news.There are loads of places where I can find out news of the latest disasters thank you.I come here to find out the latest deals.



do you need a link to the deals section??

]The deals are this way

Wow, wonder if my friends ex hubby has to attend as he is from AAIB

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sadiebabes;1802986

Lol @ the grumpy moany guy!!!! Someone needs to get some...Tom!! What's … Lol @ the grumpy moany guy!!!! Someone needs to get some...Tom!! What's JD's last name?!:shock:



Gosh! I hope he's okay.

thanks to op, i heard this here first.

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Local resident John Waite said: "I was sitting in the garden and I had … Local resident John Waite said: "I was sitting in the garden and I had this very loud engine noise, it sounded like an aeroplane during manoeuvres at an airshow.



I'm wondering if they missed the h out or put had instead of heard.

guv;1802981

Crikey! I live in Orpington.... I never saw or heard anything!Always a … Crikey! I live in Orpington.... I never saw or heard anything!Always a worry though having Biggin Hill so close by!


Glad that you're safe:thumbsup:

sorry - am i seeing double? jdeal and tomm is same person/avatar?

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its in farnborough! **** thats close to me.
EDIT: omg my friends dad is a pilot there!

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kippy;1803751

sorry - am i seeing double? jdeal and tomm is same person/avatar?



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