TWO people escaped with minor injuries after the plane they were flying crashed into a farm building yesterday afternoon.

These dramatic pictures show the fire taking hold in the aftermath of the crash, which left the co-pilot in hospital.

Flying club member Gillian McNeil sent these images which show the wreckage after the twin-engine aricraft landed on the barn not long after take-off.          

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Pic: Gill McNeil

She said: "I saw the black smoke when [the plane] came down. I went to see what had happened and one of the warehouses was on fire.

"I'm just pleased to find [the people in the aircraft are] both OK." 

Emergency services were called to Woodview Farm near Enstone Airfield after the crash.

South Central Ambulance Service said two occupants of the aircraft sustained minor injuries, with the pilot treated at the scene.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said in a statement: "We are investigating the incident and making initial enquiries.

"There is no further information at this stage."

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Pic: Gill McNeil

The co-pilot sustained minor burns to their arm and they were taken to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital.

It is understood the plane came down at Woodview Farm shortly after take off.

The Thames Valley Air Ambulance, an ambulance and a rapid response vehicle were sent to the scene at 2.20pm, while police and six fire engines also attended the incident.

Thames Valley Police said nobody on the ground was injured but a number of chickens housed in the farm building died. 

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