Hampshire plane crash
25 fire crew and ambulances attended the scene of the accident. Google Earth

Two people have died and a third is critically ill after a light aircraft crashed in woods near an airfield in Hampshire.

25 fire-fighters were dealing with the incident in Blackwood Forest where the plane came down. Ambulance crews and paramedics were also at the scene.

Two people were dead at the scene and a third was taken by land ambulance to Southampton General Hospital.

A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "A light aircraft come down and overturned in a patch of woodland half a mile south of A303 just down from Popham at Blackwood Forest.

"We are there assisting with the operation and we are trying to establish what we are dealing with there. We have 25 fire-fighters at the scene."

A spokeswoman for South Central Ambulance Service said: "Our crews assessed three patients at the scene, sadly two were confirmed deceased at the scene. One patient was taken by land ambulance to Southampton General Hospital with life threatening injuries."