Plane Crashes Into New Forest Garden

Two men have been injured after their plane crashed into someone's back garden in the New Forest.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service received a call to assist South Central Ambulance Service at 14:15hrs today (9 September 2010) after a light aircraft crashed into a private residential property in Woodlands Road, Woodlands near Totton.

Control operators mobilised one fire appliance from Totton, one fire appliance from Lyndhurst, and the Special Equipment Unit from St Mary's Community Fire Station to the scene.

A total of 9 firefighters and support staff were in attendance.  Crews extricated two male casualties from the aircraft before handing them over into the safe hands of the paramedics. They were then taken to hospital by South Central Ambulance.

Hampshire police say two men were on board, both thought to be in their 60s. One has serious fractures, the other is in a more serious condition. They've both been taken to Southampton General Hospital by road ambulance. The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance was called but wasn't used.

Officers are currently trying to identify them.

Woodlands Road is closed and there is no access because the area's not safe.

An air accident investigation is now underway.

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