MULTIPLE crews from Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset were mobilised after a light aircraft crash landed on its roof near Norton St Philip just after 1pm this afternoon.

Crews from the Bradford on Avon and Frome fire stations located the incident and confirmed one light aircraft had crash landed on its roof near the A366 Farleigh Road Farm Shop.

The pilot and a passenger both managed to get out of the aircraft before the emergency services arrived and were walking around.

They did not require medical attention and South Western Ambulance staff who were mobilised to the accident scene were stood down.

Police have confirmed the aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at 1.18pm near the farm shop just off the A36 Warminster Road.

Remarkably, the two people who were in the plane when it crashed both walked away unharmed.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "The plane was forced to make the emergency landing and when it landed it appears to have flipped over.

"It happened near to the Farleigh Road farm shop. The two people in the plane were not hurt or trapped."

Four crews from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service were also called to the scene at the Brown Shutters Airfield.

Paul Slaven, of D&SFRS, said: “We got a call from the police at 13.18pm to attend a field near Farleigh Road, Norton St Philip, Frome, where an aircraft was upside down in a field.  

“The pilot was free of the aircraft uninjured. We sent four appliances and crews righted the aircraft and checked it was safe.

“The pilot was out of the aircraft on our arrival and did not need medical attention.”

The fire crews helped the two men to right the aircraft off its roof.