RAF pilot dies after Spitfire crash

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An aircraft has crashed in a field in Lincolnshire, police say.

Emergency crews are at the scene in Coningsby following reports the aircraft went down shortly before 1.20pm.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said a “single occupant aircraft” is believed to have crashed and nobody else is thought to have been involved.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said it was aware of the incident but it was not involved as it was a military investigation.

It has been reported the crash involved a Spitfire taking part in a Battle of Britain memorial event.

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Road closures are in place in the areas of Dogdyke Road and Sandy Bank.

Motorists have been asked to avoid the area and seek alternative routes.

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