Police confirm no aircraft incident near RAF Lakenheath

Firefighters have been called to attend the incident. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Firefighters have been called to attend the incident. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

Emergency services have finished responding to an “aircraft incident” near a north Suffolk RAF base.

A call was made to Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service at 1.52pm by a person who saw a low flying air plane near Elveden.

A spokesperson from Suffolk police confirmed this afternoon that no aircraft had been found after emergency services were called to the area this afternoon.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service’s incident page shows six engines were called to reports of an incident in Elveden at 1.50pm.

Smoke has been reported in a wooded area and an area of heather is burning – however it is understood to relate to controlled burning at the Elveden Estate.


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Fire crews from Thetford, Woodbridge, Bury St Edmunds, Brandon and Newmarket are in attendance.

Searches continued with help from the fire service drone but no evidence of a crash was found.

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