Plane crashes in display at Chris Evans’s CarFest

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GNAT: The plane that crashed was reported to be a Gnat like the one pictured.

A SECOND plane crash in two days in the UK has occurred at a festival organised by the BBC presenter Chris Evans. Evans has confirmed that the pilot of the plane was killed, and that has family had been informed.
Crowds at CarFest in Oulton Park, Cheshire fell silent on Saturday afternoon (August 1), where hundreds witnessed something go horribly wrong in a flight display. According to reports, two planes passed close to one another at a low level, and one of the planes failed to pull back up into the air, crashing north of the circuit.
Witnesses reported seeing no sign of an ejector seat and smoke rising from the site where the plane came down.
CarFest was founded by Evans and raises money for the BBC’s Children in Need. The festival combines events for motor enthusiasts with music, and was to be attended by a number of celebrities and Texas, Primal Scream and Joss Stone were among the musicians due to play.
Evans tweeted: “I am very sad to announce there has been a serious air incident at CarFest North off site. The emergency services are in attendance.”


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