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    Plane has crashed on the A40 south of Abergavenny. There is a private landing strip nearby

    Light Aircraft Crashes Onto Main Highway in South Wales (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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    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.

    ​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."

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