Light aircraft crash on Devon and Dorset border

A PILOT has suffered potentially life-changing injuries after a light aircraft crashing on the Devon and Dorset border, near Lyme Regis.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Blackpool Corner of the B3165 between Axminster and Marshwood, at about 1.50pm this afternoon (Tuesday).

Two men were injured in the crash. The male pilot sustained potentially life-changing injuries and was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

The male passenger was also taken to hospital by road ambulance as a precaution.

The aircraft crashed into a field next to a solar farm, which was not affected by the crash.

Witnesses said the aircraft was on fire in the sky before it crashed and it was severely damaged by fire when Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service arrived.

Dorset Police are liaising with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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