Two taken to hospital after plane crash in Cornwall

An investigation is underway after a light aircraft crashed in Cornwall. The plane, a Piper Warrior, was forced to land shortly after take-off and then burst into flames.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service was called to Perranporth Airfield at Trevellas just before 5.30pm yesterday 11 August. The crews found the plane had landed safely and everyone was out of the aircraft.

It was well alight and the firefighters used foam to put it out.

Surveying the damage - to aircraft and airfield Credit: ITV News

The passengers - a man and a woman - were taken by ambulance to the Royal Cornwall Hospital with possible head injuries.

Kevin George, the land owner and manager of Perranporth Airfield, came to survey the damage this morning. He says it is a relief that they escaped.

A man and a woman managed to escape before the plane burst into flames Credit: ITV News