Monday, 4 Dec 2023

Plane crashes on major A road as emergency services rush to area

A plane has crash landed on the A40, causing a traffic pile-up along the major artery this evening.

Pictures from the scene show the plane, a yellow-coloured light aircraft lying on the central reservation on the stretch of road at Golden Valley Bypass in Gloucestershire.

The aircraft has caused traffic pile-ups both ways on the motorway, and people slowing down have caused a significant backup, with vehicles skirting around the plane while using the hard shoulder.

While it is lodged against the central reservation, the plane seems not to have taken significant damage, and police are on the scene, with a cordon erected across two lanes on either side.

Gloucestershire Police has since confirmed that no one was injured following the crash.

In a statement released this evening, the service said the plane landed in the road at around 6pm, during rush-hour.

A spokesman said: “We were called shortly before 6pm today (Thursday) with a report a light aircraft had landed on the A40 Golden Valley.

“No-one was injured and it is understood that no other vehicles were involved. Police remain at the scene at this time.”

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