Light aircraft crashes in woodland

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Published: Saturday 3rd January 2015 by The News Editor

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A light aircraft has crashed in an area of woodland close to an airfield.

Ambulance crews and paramedics are currently at the scene of the accident close to the A303 at Blackwood Forest, near Popham, Hampshire.

A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said that 25 firefighters were dealing with the incident.

He 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 firefighters at the scene.”

A spokeswoman for South Central Ambulance Service said that the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance had been sent to the scene along with three ambulances, three rapid response cars and an ambulance doctor.

She said that the service were alerted to the crash at 3.28pm today.

Published: Saturday 3rd January 2015 by The News Editor

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