It has been confirmed that two men have died in a crash of a light aircraft east of Compton Abbas Airfield near Shaftesbury.
At 9.28am today, Saturday 26 August 2017, it was reported to Dorset Police that the Tiger Moth had come down and smoke was seen.
Emergency services attended the scene to deal with the incident and the Air Accident Investigation Branch was informed.
Chief Inspector Richard Bell, of Dorset Police, said: “Sadly, two men have died in the crash – the passenger, 67 years old and from Shaftesbury, and the pilot, 64 years old and from Blandford.
“Our thoughts are very much with their families at this very difficult time.
“For a brief period due to the smoke we had to put road closures in place and would like to thank any affected motorists for their patience.”
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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.
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.
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.