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    Plane crash lands in front of stunned drivers in Wales

    Alight aircraft crash-landed on a dual carriageway in front of stunned drivers in Wales on Sunday.

    The plane collided with overhead wires as it descended on to the A40 near Abergavenny, leaving three people on board injured.

    Plumes of smoke were seen rising out of the aircraft once it came to a halt on a stretch of road near a private landing strip.

    Traffic was brought to a standstill as police, paramedics and fire crews attended the scene at 11am. The three people hurt in the crash did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

    Gwent Police said: “We are currently at the scene of an incident involving a light aircraft close to the A40 between Raglan and Abergavenny.

    “Officers were called at approximately 11am this morning, after the aircraft was reported to have made an unscheduled landing in the area, colliding with overhead wiring.

    “Fellow emergency services and Western Power also attended the scene to help deal with the incident.

    “Three occupants of the light aircraft were treated by paramedics at the scene. Their injuries are not life-threatening.”

    In June last year two men died in a light aircraft crash in Monmouth, less than 20 miles away from the scene.

    Martin Bishop, 61, and Roderick Weaver, 68, of Cardiff, were near Raglan in Monmouthshire.


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