It will be lights, camera and action for Bovingdon as a plane crash scene in the sixth installment of action film Fast and Furious is being filmed in the village’s airfield.

Bovingdon airfield has been chosen to film a plane crash scene as it provides the exact requirements of an open airstrip and filming has begun today (Tuesday).

The two runways of the former Bovingdon airfield will be used until Friday, November 9, along with stunt vehicles in the film starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and Luke Evans.

The film, which plans to step away from the underground car-racing themes to attract a wider audience was in development by February 2010 and in pre-production in April 2011.

Principal photography then began in Bovingdon in July 2012., Other filming locations include the Canary Islands, Glasgow and Scotland and the film is scheduled to be released in May, 24 next year.