Two killed in light aircraft crash in English village

Two people died after a light aircraft crashed in fields, police in England said today.

The plane came down in Tangley, near Andover, early this afternoon, Hampshire Police said.

A police spokesman said: “A call was received at 12.40pm today after the plane was seen to come down.”

The aircraft burst into flames and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to put out the blaze.

Members of the South Central Ambulance Service were also called to the site.

Two people who were on the aircraft have been confirmed dead but the ambulance service was unable to confirm how many people were involved in the crash.

A spokesman for the South Central Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 12.36pm this afternoon to Tangley to reports of a patient who had been injured following a light aircraft crash."

A rapid response vehicle, an air ambulance and an air ambulance doctor were dispatched to the scene of the crash.

“However, we believe one patient passed away at the scene,” the spokesman added.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said it attended a "high-impact crash", and said the incident was understood to have happened "at speed".

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