|North American P51 Mustang Miss Velma thought to be the aircraft involved in an emergency landing during Duxford Flying Legends Airshow|
Three P51 Mustangs were taking part, two landed safely as planned, but the third Mustang says a spectator - speaking on BBC Cambridgeshire - 'appeared to be on the wrong flight line' .
As the drama unfolded, air show spectators were told the car parks were in temporary lockdown, and no one could leave as the fire crews crossed the M11 to the field beyond.
A formal air accident investigation has already been opened, and investigators from the Air Accident Investigation Board are already at the locus of the incident.
The aircraft, thought to be an air show favourite the P51d Mustang Miss Velma, - and owned by the IWM Duxford - landed unexpectedly in a field adjacent to the Duxford Aerodrome. It was attended by the Duxford fire crew.
“The pilot was banking hard and appeared to be coming right at us. His wheels came down and he levelled up and then did a slight wobble and dropped below the hedge.
"There was a hollow ‘crump’ sound. I have to say, in my mind’s eye, I was picturing Shoreham as the plane came over."
A spokeswoman for IWM Duxford later confirmed that one of the planes was forced to make an emergency landing and
that no one had been hurt in the incident.
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