Three people escape death as light plane flips over and crashes in Weymouth

Two adults and one child injured in private plane crash

plane crash in Weymouth

Three people are lucky to be alive after their private plane crashed into a field in Weymouth, Dorset.

The two adults and a child were taken to Dorset County Hospital following the crash but are not believed to be seriously injured.

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Police, paramedics, an air ambulance and firefighters attended the scene after the Piper Tri-Pacer PA-22-150 plane came down near a farm in Wyke Oliver Road on Friday afternoon, the BBC reports.

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The light aircraft, with an American registration, was spotted approaching from the east by local farmer Brian Barnes, who had been checking on his chickens.

Barnes, 69, told the Dorset Echo: "I thought the engine didn't sound right as it came in from Osmington, trailing a bit of smoke.

"As it advanced over Littlemoor I would say it was losing height.

"It did a quick U-turn before swooping back and crash landing into the field."

Mr Barnes added that the plane hit a fence and a pig shed before flipping over on its back.

Firefighters said the aircraft's engine had cut out and fuel had been spilt.

The area was cordoned off and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch was informed.

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