Two men are seriously injured after small aircraft crashes in Devon

Two men are seriously injured after small aircraft crashes near solar farm in Devon

  • The fire service was called at 1.30pm to Blackpool Corner, Axminster
  • A small aircraft crash landed near a solar panel farm and burst into flames
  • The two men inside had escaped the aircraft before firefighters arrived 

Two men have been left seriously injured after a small aricraft crash near a solar farm in Devon.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Dorset, south of the B3165 at Blackpool Corner, between Axminister in Devon and Marshwood in Dorset, at about 13:50. 

A small aircraft crash landed near a solar panel farm and burst into flames.

The plane has been ‘severely damaged’ by the fire.

The two men inside had escaped the aircraft before firefighters arrived. An air ambulance and ambulances were called to the scene.

One man has suffered serious head injuries.

A spokesperson for Dorset police said: ‘The male pilot sustained potentially life-changing injuries and is being taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol by air ambulance. 

‘A male passenger who was walking wounded has gone to Dorset County Hospital by land ambulance as a precaution. We are liaising with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

A South Western Ambulance Service spokesperson added: ‘We were called today at 1.36pm to attend an incident involving a light aircraft on Pound Lane, Hawkchurch. Two patients were treated and were taken to hospital.

‘One male patient had a head injury, and was taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol by Air Ambulance. The other male patient had cuts and bruises, and went to Dorset County Hospital by land ambulance as a precaution.’

 

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