A vintage plane from the Second World War has had a crash landing at the luxurious country residence of a billionaire property tycoon, resulting in severe injuries to the pilot.
The Grumman General Motors Wildcat fighter aircraft crashed today at approximately 5:10 PM at Heveningham Hall, located near Halesworth in Suffolk.
The pilot was swiftly airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries.
The vast 5,000-acre estate is the esteemed home of Jon Hunt, a prominent figure in the property industry, renowned for establishing the Foxtons estate agents chain in London. With a net worth of £1.448 billion, Hunt’s presence and influence are undeniable.
The aircraft, formerly associated with the Royal Navy’s 733 Naval Air Squadron, is believed to have encountered difficulties while attempting to land on a small airstrip within the grounds of the hall, resulting in it overturning.