'Plane crashes' at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport ahead of Great Pocono Raceway Airshow

A PLANE has reportedly crashed ahead of an airshow at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.

Emergency crews were at the scene on Friday with the Great Pocono Raceway Airshow scheduled this weekend.

The aircraft crashed on take-off shortly at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport after midday on Thursday, according to eyewitnesses.

It is not known if anyone has been injured, WNEP reports. The pilot is understood to be receiving treatment on the scene.

Images from the scene show smoke rising into the sky.

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds are set to headline the event. The Geico Skytypers will also take part.

Lt. Col. Noel Colls had said: "We are going to be flying about 18 inches apart from one another, about 450 miles per hour, and it's going to be really loud. We turn jet fuel into noise."

The show was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

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