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Bournemouth Air Festival: Flying Resumes Following Plane Crash

Organisers suspended flying on Saturday after a wing-walker biplane crashed into Poole harbour during the festival.

Flying has resumed at Bournemouth Air Festival after two people were injured in a plane crash on Saturday.

Flying displays will go ahead on the final day of the festival with the Royal Air Force Typhoon team and the Red Arrows among those set to wow the crowds throughout the day.

Organisers suspended flying on after a wing-walker biplane crashed into Poole harbour during the festival.

Occupants of the aircraft were rescued and the police said they were treated for minor injuries.

CCTV footage showed the plane hitting the water and then flipping over.

Two RNLI lifeboats were sent to the scene, along with the coastguard helicopter and rescue teams.

There was also a fire as a result of the crash, the fire service added.

An investigation is underway into the cause of the crash.

Bournemouth Air Festival said: "We would like to thank the RNLI, Coastguard, South West Ambulance, Dorset Police, Poole Harbour Commissioners and all those who took part in the rescue of the two people aboard the aircraft.

The statement went on to say it is "a huge relief" the display crew were removed from the water "safe and well".

They also thanked members of the public "for bearing with us all and continuing to make the most of the fabulous ground programme".

The incident comes 10 years after a fatality at the event, which killed Red Arrows pilot Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, when his plane crashed into the sea.