Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Two injured in Isle of Wight light aircraft crash

Emergency services at Bembridge Airport
Image caption The aircraft came down outside Bembridge Airport

Two people have been seriously injured when their light aircraft crashed on the Isle of Wight.

The four-seater aircraft came down west of Bembridge airport shortly before 16:00 BST.

Hampshire Police said the pilot and passenger - a man and woman - were airlifted to hospital in Southampton.

Road closures were in place in Sandown Road and Long Land Shute. The Air Accident Investigation Branch has been notified.

Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service said crews had to walk some distance across marshland to get to the crash site.

It said a power line was thought to have been been brought down.

Image caption Two people were airlifted to hospital in Southampton

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