Two hurt in aircraft crash

A pilot and a passenger are said to have life threatening injuries after a light aircraft crashed in woods near Popham Airfield in Hampshire.

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Men recovering after light aircraft crash

Two men are recovering after their light aircraft crashed in woodland near Popham Airfield in Hampshire yesterday. The 44-year-old pilot suffered minor injuries and was described as "walking wounded". He was taken to Southampton General Hospital by air ambulance.

The 60-year-old passenger was taken to hospital by coastguard helicopter with suspected fractures. It is not known where the men had taken off from or where they were travelling to when it came down. The crash caused significant delays on the A303 yesterday afternoon.

Injured airlifted to hospital after aircraft crash

A man has been airlifted to hospital after a light aircraft crashed near Popham Airfield in Hampshire. He was initially given first aid by fire crews before being treated by paramedics. He was then been flown to Southampton General Hospital.

Another man in the aircraft was able to walk to a stretcher. Both were conscious and neither had to be cut free. The men are believed to be aged 44 and 60. The crash has caused significant delays on the A303.


Two injured in light aircraft crash

The aircraft crash has caused long delays on the M3 Credit: Emily Wimsett

A light aircraft has crashed near Popham airfield in Hampshire - injuring two people. Emergency services were called to a wooded areaa just south of the airfield near the A303. It is believed the pilot and passenger in the two-seater light aircraft have suffered life-threatening injuries.

Fire crews are working on freeing the people from the aircraft. The coastguard helicopter has been tasked to airlift the men, aged 44 and 60, to Southampton General Hospital. The accident has caused long tailbacks on the A303 Westbound between M3 J8 / A30 (Andover) and A34 / A30.

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