A light aircraft crashed into two properties in Salford, Greater Manchester.

Police arrived to Newlands Avenue in Peel Green, Salford, just after 12.20pm, according to reports.

"Officers attended and discovered a light aircraft had come down and collided with two properties. A cordon is in place and the other emergency services are also working at the scene" confirmed a police spokesperson.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester fire and rescue service said: "Just after 12.20pm we received reports of an incident involving a light aircraft.

"Fire crews were mobilised to Newlands Avenue in the Peel Green area of Eccles, Salford, who on their arrival discovered that a light aircraft had crashed into a house.

"At 1.20pm six fire engines were in attendance at the incident."

According to Sky news, a 59-year-old and his 21-year-old co-passenger were taken to Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester by air ambulance, both suffering from burns.

New information seems to indicate that the men were only the two passengers of the plane and the homes hit at the time of the crash were empty.

Greater Manchester Police said officers were called just after 12.20pm to Newlands Avenue.

The A57 is closed both ways between junction 11 of the M60 (Barton) and B5320 (Liverpool Road / Crossfield Road).