A 1930s aeroplane has crashed at an airport.

Pictures show the de Havilland Tiger Moth aircraft with its nose pointed into the ground and its wings bent out of shape.

The crash happened at Goodwood Aerodrome in Chichester at about 12.15pm.

A spokesman for Goodwood Aerodrome said the plane “experienced difficulties” while taking off, causing it to crash.

The spokesman said: "Goodwood Aerodrome confirms that an incident involving a based Tiger Moth occurred at approximately 12:15pm on Wednesday 22 May 2019.

"The aircraft experienced difficulties on take-off and came down to the side of the runaway.

"Both pilots were able to extract themselves and received medical treatment at the scene for minor injuries.

"No other aircraft were involved."

Police and ambulance services are at the scene.

A spokesman for South East Coast Ambulance service said: "We were called shortly before 12.30pm today to Goodwood Aerodrome to an incident involving a plane at take off.

"Ambulance crews attended the scene and we assessed and treated two patients for minor injuries.

"The two patients declined further hospital treatment."

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "At 12.25pm emergency services responded to a report that a light aircraft had crashed while taking off at Goodwood airfield.

"Two people were on board and one of them sustained a cut lip. 

"The Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) have been informed but will not be attending. 

"There is no further Sussex Police involvement." 

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