AN aeroplane crashed at Shoreham Airport.

An eye-witness said the light aircraft veered off the runway during take-off ar 11.04am this morning.

Everyone on board escaped unhurt, a fire service spokesman said.

Photographer David Jeffery, who took pictures of the aftermath, said he saw “the response team flying across the airfield and fire engines arriving on the A27”.

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Pictures show the plane off the runway on a grassy bank.

Emergency services are currently on the scene including a fire engine.

The witness said he saw people climbing out of the plane.

A Shoreham Airport spokeswoman said: "This morning a four-seater aircraft departing runway 02 developed a problem and entered rough ground.

"The airport and local emergency services attended the scene and the passengers alighted the aircraft.

"The aerodrome has since reopened”

A spokesman from West Sussex Fire and Rescue said: “We were called to an incident involving a light aircraft at 11.04am.

Two engines and specialist appliances were sent to the scene.

On arrival, it was established that all persons had been released from the aircraft and no further appliances were required.

After inspecting the scene, the incident was handed over to Shoreham Airport. We left at 11.37am.”

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