TWO people have been hurt when a plane crashed landed at an airport.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at Shoreham Airport at 11.09 on Monday.

Initial reports received by West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said a two seater plane had crashed on to the runway.

Two people have been rescued by the airport's fire and rescue crew.

Three fire engines, two from Worthing and one from Shoreham, were dispatched to the incident.

The two injured are now in the care of South East Coast Ambulance Service.

One was treated for a head injury, which is not believed to be serious, at the scene before being taken to Worthing Hospital for further treatment.

The other patient was discharged at the scene following treatment.

A spokesperson for the Shoreham Airport said: “We can confirm that there was an incident this morning involving a Piper Cub light aircraft.

"The airport’s fire service team was despatched immediately and recovered the passengers safely.

"The aircraft is being recovered for investigation.”