Royal Navy jet crashes in Cornwall

A Royal Navy Hawk T1 jet has crashed in Cornwall.

The aircraft from 736 Naval Air Squadron crashed during a flight from RNAS Culdrose.

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The Ministry of Defence confirmed the crash and said two pilots on board managed to eject safely.

It added that it is still gathering information on what happened.

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In a statement, the Ministry of Defence said: ‘Two pilots are being checked by medics after ejecting from a Royal Navy Hawk aircraft from 736 Naval Air Squadron during a flight from RNAS Culdrose.

A spokeswoman for Cornwall Air Ambulance said the injuries of the pilots are not life-threatening.

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Devon & Cornwall Police said: “Emergency services are currently in the St Martins area of Helston following reports of a plane crash. Public are asked to avoid the area whilst first responders attend the scene.”

RNAS Culdrose, in Helston, is one of the largest helicopter bases in the UK.

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