Two injured in light aircraft crash at country house

Two fire engines beside the wreckage of a light aircraft in the grounds of Heveningham Hall
Emergency services at the scene of the crash in the grounds of Heveningham Hall [LORRAINE REVETT]

A man and a woman were injured when a two-seater aircraft crashed at a country house.

Emergency services were called to Heveningham Hall - a Grade I listed mansion - near Halesworth, Suffolk at about 13:07 BST on Sunday.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said the man and the woman were taken to Ipswich Hospital by land ambulance with minor injuries.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance also went to the hall.

An event taking place in the grounds of Heveningham Hall
Events are held in the grounds of Heveningham Hall, where the light aircraft crashed [RICHARD KNIGHTS/BBC]

An eyewitness told the BBC: "The light aircraft crashed whilst attempting to land. Both occupants were able to exit, but then needed medical assistance."

It was the second aircraft crash in Suffolk at the weekend.

Four people were treated by the ambulance service at about 11:33 BST on Saturday, after a light aircraft crashed on landing at an airfield at Beccles.

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