Light aircraft crashes in North Yorkshire

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Two men have been taken to hospital following a light aircraft crash at an airfield near Hambleton in the Selby district.

The incident occurred at around 11.50am today (Saturday, November 25).

It is believed the aircraft crashed into a field near the end of the runway.

Two men, the only occupants, had to be recovered by firefighters and paramedics.

Both men have been taken to Leeds General Infirmary with suspected back and pelvic injuries. One was in a more serious condition and he was flown to the hospital by air ambulance.

The aircraft has been made safe and security measures have been put in place at the crash scene.

Officials from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch are carrying out enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision.