A small plane has crashed onto a dual carriageway causing “mini explosions”, according to witnesses.
The aircraft came down just after 11am this morning on the A40 near to Abergavenny in Wales.
Three occupants of the plane have been taken to hospital but their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
It comes as locals recall a “hero” rescue while the plane was still on fire.
Kelly Hale said her partner was on the scene and that the plane was still on fire.
She said: “He said he’s stood next to the person who pulled them all out.
“They’re safe and the guy is a hero.
“But the plane is still burning and the road is closed.”
According to local reports there is a private runway near to the road.
Jo Pocock, who was travelling on the road at the time, added: “We just saw all the cars coming to a quick stand still then the smoke and then a couple of mini explosions.”
And Louise Hodges said: “We were watching a glider flying over, must have been just before this happened.
“The front of the plane looked black and at an odd angle. We wondered if there was something wrong.”
The passengers are believed to be OK.
Three fire engines rushed to the scene, according to witnesses on the road.
By midday the cars were being turned around and smoke had stopped billowing into the sky.
Gwent Police said they were called at around 11am to reports that an aircraft had to make an unscheduled landing in the area – colliding with overhead wiring.
A spokesman for the force said: “Three occupants of the light aircraft were treated by paramedics at the scene. Their injuries are not life-threatening.
“The A40 remains closed between the Hardwick roundabout and Raglan. Please avoid the area if possible and find alternative routes for your journey.”
A spokeswoman from South Wales Fire Service said the three people have been “transported by ambulance to hospital as a precautionary measure”.
Stagecoach Wales announced it has cancelled some of its services following the crash.
The travel company Tweeted: “Due to a Police incident and road closures on the A40 at Raglan, we regret we were unable to operate Service 83 from Raglan to Abergavenny at 11:30am.
“This has also effected the 1157 Service 45 Llwynu Estate. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Updates to follow.”