Small plane crashes near southern England airfield

AP News
Posted: Jul 31, 2015 12:47 PM

LONDON (AP) — British emergency services say a small plane has crashed onto a car auction center at an airport in southern England. There was no immediate information about casualties.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called just after 3 p.m. (1400GMT) Friday to Blackbushe Airport, an airfield used by private planes and executive jets about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of London.

A British Car Auctions sales center is located at the airport. Andrew Thomas, who was at the center, told the BBC that "the plane nosedived into the cars and exploded on impact." He said he saw the plane and several cars in flames.

Aerial images showed burned debris lying in a parking lot full of cars.