TWO men from Dorset suffered non life-threatening injuries when their light aircraft crash-landed in a wheat field shortly after take-off on Tuesday afternoon.

One of the causalities was trapped in the plane after it came down close to Otherton Airfield, near Penkridge in Staffordshire, at around 3.45pm

Emergency services rushed to the scene, including ambulance, police and fire service, however, the response at the scene was led by paramedics.

Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford were sent to the scene.

The plane suffered substantial damage but the two men's injuries are understood not to be life-threatening.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "On arrival, ambulance staff found a small aeroplane that had crash-landed in a field.

"Thankfully it had remained the right way up, though it had suffered considerable damage.

"One of the occupants was trapped and had to be assisted out by ambulance staff and firefighters.

"The two men, who were both in their 60s, were taken by land ambulance to New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton with injuries not thought to be life-threatening."

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said: "Staffordshire Police was called to assist colleagues from the fire and rescue and ambulance services at the scene of a light aircraft crash on Tuesday, July 16.

"The incident, which happened at around 3.45pm, involved a plane being piloted by a man in his 60s and his 66-year-old passenger, both from Dorset, which is believed to have made a forced landing in a field shortly after take-off."

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said they attended the incident with resources to assist the police and ambulance service.