A section of the road has been closed and rail services have been severely affected after a light plane crashed onto the A40 highway near Abergavenny, South Wales.
The Fire and Rescue Service of South Wales reported on Sunday that it had rescued three people from a light plane which crashed onto the A40 highway near Abergavenny.
The service continued by saying that the rescuees were treated at the scene and then taken to a hospital for further checks. Eyewitnesses suggested that the passengers were evacuated before the aircraft caught fire.
A train had to make an emergency stop due to falling power cables.
People are advised to avoid the A40 near Abergavenny after a plane made an 'unscheduled landing' and collided with overhead wiring. Three people were treated for minor injuries. More here: https://t.co/DnMkQp3Yof pic.twitter.com/fe2H1Zuc3O
— ITV Wales News (@ITVWales) 12 мая 2019 г.
According to a statement issued by Gwent Police, "the aircraft was reported to have made an unscheduled landing in the area, colliding with overhead wiring."
A40 plane crash: Small aircraft plunges onto dual carriageway in WalesWitnesses reported seeing a plane crash on the road near Abergavenny in Wales pic.twitter.com/ES0ANe9W8B
— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) 12 мая 2019 г.