Emergency services have attended reports of a plane crash at an airfield in North Yorkshire tonight (April 11).

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.

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.”

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.

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

Gazette & Herald: The airfield at Church Fenton from the airThe airfield at Church Fenton from the air (Image: Newsquest)