UK News Driver dies during land speed record attempt at airfield

01:25  02 october  2020
01:25  02 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Image via Landspeed .com. Combs was attempting to break her own land speed record on the dry lake bed when the accident happened. She had previously set the four-wheeled women’s land speed record at the same site in 2013 when she recorded runs of nearly 393 mph in the 52,000 horsepower

A driver has died during a British land speed record attempt.

Police are investigating the incident (Joe Giddens/PA) © Joe Giddens Police are investigating the incident (Joe Giddens/PA)

A full investigation is to take place into the circumstances of the incident at Elvington Airfield to the east of York on Thursday afternoon.

North Yorkshire Police said they were called out to a “serious collision” at the airfield shortly after 4.30pm.

A spokesman said that officers and the ambulance service were at the scene.

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He added: “Please do not try to access the airfield at this time.”

A Motorsport UK spokesman said: “Further information will be provided once the initial findings of the investigation are available.

“Our thoughts are with the driver’s family, who have been informed, the organisers of the event, and other members of the motorsport community present.”

Motorsport UK said that it was working with the event organiser and North Yorkshire Police on the investigation.

Richard Hammond wearing a suit and tie: Richard Hammond was badly injured in a 2006 crash at the airfield (Ian West/PA) © Provided by PA Media Richard Hammond was badly injured in a 2006 crash at the airfield (Ian West/PA)

Elvington Airfield was the scene of a crash involving former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond in 2006.

The 50-year-old was left in a coma for two weeks and with brain injuries after crashing a jet-powered car.

The privately-owned venue, which is an active airfield, is also a facility for driving, driver training, filming and other testing purposes for professional organisations.

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Zef Eisenberg already cheated death at the same airfield four years before the fatal smash near York.The 47-year-old father-of two died at the scene of the crash at Elvington Airfield near York on Thursday afternoon, when his vehicle went out of control at high speed at the end of a run.

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