Two aircraft have suffered a mid-air collision in the skies above Bedfordshire.

Roads in the area of the crash have been closed

Roads in the area of the crash have been closed

The collision occured at Tempsford, which is near the Black Cat roundabout on the A1 / A421 junction. One plane crashed to the ground but the other was able to limp on to land at Thurleigh airfield.

Emergency services raced to the scene after the accident, which occured at about 8.30am this morning. It is thought that both planes involved were single-seater light aircraft, but it is not known how they came to hit each other.

It is not known whether there are any casualties or fatalies, but emergency services are still at the site of the crashed plane, near Rectory Farm on Barford Road. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been notified of the incident.

Barford Road has been closed to traffic and diversions are in place. A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We have been called to reports of a light aircraft which had come down in fields near to the A1 south of St Neots. An ambulance and paramedic officer were dispatched, and we are still at the scene.”