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Aircraft crashes at Bournemouth Air Festival injuring two people

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The Red Arrows perform during the Bournemouth Air Festival on Thursday. (Getty)

Bournemouth Air Festival has suspended flying after two people were injured in a light aircraft crash.

Police were called just before 4pm on Saturday to reports a small aircraft had gone down in the water in Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, during a display.

Both occupants were rescued and sustained minor injuries, authorities said. 

The event has been suspended for the day, but organisers are hopeful it will resume on Sunday.

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BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: The Red Arrows perform during the Bournemouth Air Festival on September 02, 2021 in Bournemouth, England. The air show runs from the 02nd to 05th September and features numerous displays including a performances by the RAFAT Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon, Chinook and full Battle of Britain memorial flight. (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)

Crowds have been packed during the show. (Getty)

A police statement said: “The aircraft was part of the Bournemouth Air Festival flight schedule with two people reported to be onboard.

“Both occupants have been rescued and are reported to have sustained minor injuries. They are receiving treatment by the ambulance service.

“An investigation is under way and we would…

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