TWO men have been injured after a plane crash at an airfield in North Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire Police say Church Fenton airfield has seen police, fire and ambulance services called to a crash involving a single light aeroplane just after 5.10pm last night (April 11).

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A force spokesman said: “Both of the plane’s occupants, two men in their 70s, have been taken to hospital with injuries.

“An investigation will be carried out in due course to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the collision.”

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North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service say they were called to the site at 5.15pm.

A service spokesman said: “Crews from Tadcaster, Selby, Acomb and York responded to a report of an aircraft that had crashed.

“Crews located the light fixed wing aircraft that was on its roof.

“They provided initial first aid assistance to two casualties until the arrival of ambulance crews.

“Both casualties were handed into the care of paramedics and transported to hospital. Crews assisted in making the aircraft safe. The incident was left in the hands of the police and airport management company.”

Investigators from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) were sent to the scene to probe the accident.

Church Fenton is a former RAF base which had its origins in the Second World War, and hummed to the sound of Spitfires and Lancasters. It was closed by the Ministry of Defence in December 2013.

Today it is home to Leeds East Airport, which offers domestic and European flights.

The site has already hosted productions such as ITV’s successful drama Victoria, as well as series two of the BBC’s Gentleman Jack.

As The Press reported last Summer the new North Yorkshire Council granted permission for a 15,000 square metre development of new film-making facilities on Church Fenton aerodrome.

The Pegasus Group gained approval for the multi-million pound scheme on behalf of Makins Ltd, which also operates a range of air transport, warehousing/ storage, food and beverage and construction businesseses on the site.

York Press: Hangar 1, where Victoria was madeHangar 1, where Victoria was made (Image: Supplied)

The approval, at the reserved matters stage, followed the granting of outline planning permission, also submitted by Pegasus Group upon the site in 2020.

York Press: The airfield at Church Fenton from the airThe airfield at Church Fenton from the air (Image: Newsquest)