Plane crash near Andover

Two people have died after a plane crash near Andover.

The light aircraft came down near the A303 on Saturday evening.

Police said it is too early to tell if the crash was caused by the cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland. A spokesman for Hampshire Police said, "It is too early to say whether ash was a factor but it will form part of the investigation." He added that he understood light aircraft were allowed to fly at low altitude.

The plane came down in an agricultural field without causing any damage to power cables and away from houses or farm buildings. The wreckage is expected to be moved from the crash site on Sunday.

The bodies of the two people on board have not yet been identified.

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