M1 Plane Crash
The light aircraft came down in a field near Hucknall aerodrome. Twitter

A light aircraft has crashed near the M1 motorway in Nottinghamshire.

Two people were on board the plane when it came down in a field close to junction 26, near Hucknall Aerodrome, at around 1.30pm on Saturday.

A spokesperson for the East Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed the reports saying: "Frontline staff from the East Midlands Ambulance Service today responded to an incident involving a light aircraft which came down close to the M1 between junctions 26 & 27.

"We received the call at 1.24pm and immediately dispatched a range of resources including specially trained staff from our Hazardous Area Response Team, the Derbyshire Leicestershire Air Ambulance, conventional ambulances, solo responders and incident managers.

"The first resource arrived on scene at 1.30pm. We can confirm that there were two casualties.

"Officers from Nottinghamshire Police and staff from the Air Accident Investigation Branch are now managing the scene."

The ambulance spokesperson refused to release any information on the welfare of the two casualties.