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Light aircraft crash investigated

A light aircraft with two people on board has crashed in Cheshire, police said.

The aircraft came down near the village of Churton, south of Chester and close to the border with Wales, a Cheshire Police spokesman said.

He was unable to confirm the condition of the pilot or passenger.

"Police remain at the scene and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed," he said.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to Chapel Lane, Aldford, at 8.45pm on Thursday after reports of a light aircraft crashed in a field.

"Two fire engines from Chester went to the scene and on arrival crews found a two-seater plane had crashed into a field," a spokesman said.

"Police and paramedics were also on the scene and firefighters assisted them in gaining access to the aircraft which contained two men."

North West Ambulance Service said it sent an ambulance and two rapid response vehicles to Chapel Lane but they were not used.

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