Pilot Survives Vintage Plane Crash at Heveningham Hall Country Fair

HALESWORTH, UK – A vintage plane crashed at Heveningham Hall near Halesworth over the summer, prompting emergency services to rush to the scene. The crash occurred on July 6, when a Grumman FM2 Wildcat, scheduled to perform at the hall’s country fair, went down in the hall’s grounds.

Fire crews from several nearby areas were called in to handle the aftermath of the crash. Fortunately, the pilot, who sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries, was able to attend the Heveningham Hall Country Fair just a couple of days after being airlifted to Ipswich Hospital.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch confirmed that an investigation into the crash is ongoing, with the findings to be published in the accident reports available on the AAIB website. Despite the accident, around 10,000 people attended the country fair, which featured not only aerial displays but also the Heveningham Concours showcasing vintage cars.