Emergency services confirm no evidence of plane crash on Norfolk Suffolk border

PUBLISHED: 16:05 26 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:57 26 March 2018

Photo: Denise Bradley

Photo: Denise Bradley


Police and the fire service have confirmed there has been no evidence of a plane crash following reports this afternoon.

A call was made to Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service at 1.52pm by a person who saw a low flying air plane near Elveden.

Smoke had been reported in a wooded area and an area of heather was burning.

Six crews, from Thetford, Woodbridge, Bury St Edmunds, Brandon and Newmarket, were sent to the scene.

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A Suffolk Fire Service spokesman said at 3.45pm: “A full search has been carried out using appliances on the ground and a drone in the air as well as police.

“No evidence has been found of a plane crash.”

A search was carried out in a wooded area using a fire service drone.

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