Three taken to hospital after light aircraft crashes at Cotswold Airport

Watch: The dramatic moment a plane overshoots the runway at Cotswold Airport

A pilot and two passengers have been taken to hospital after a plane crash at Cotswold airport.

Emergency services attended the scene this morning after the light aircraft overshot the runway and ended up in a ditch on the A429.

The road, near Kemble, was closed in both directions as emergency services responded to the incident and dealt with debris.

Emergency services deal with a light aircraft the overshot the runway Credit: BPM Media/ Wiltshire Police

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is investigating the incident.

A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said: "Shortly after 10.30am today, we responded to reports of a light aircraft which appeared to have overshot the runway at Cotswold Airport, ending up in a ditch beside the A429.

“There were no reported deaths or serious injuries. The pilot and two passengers have been taken to hospital as a precaution.

"The Air Accident Investigation Branch has been informed. The road is likely to be closed for a number of hours to allow the removal of fuel and debris."

Multiple Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue crews were also sent to the scene but those on board the aircraft had “self rescued” before their arrival.

A spokesperson for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue said: "We were called to the A429, Kemble at 10.41am this morning.

"Crews from Stratton, Cirencester and Tetbury attended the incident which involved a light aircraft which had overshot the runway – casualties had self-rescued prior to FRS arrival.

"The incident has since been scaled back, with just the one crew from Stratton remaining on scene for the arrival of Air Accident Investigation Branch for aircraft recovery."