14 June 2014
Last updated at 16:59
An eyewitness said the aircraft dived straight down
A light aircraft with two people on board has crashed into a field in Nottinghamshire close to the M1 motorway.
The aircraft came down at about 13:30 BST between junctions 26 and 27 of the motorway, Nottinghamshire Police said.
A force spokeswoman confirmed there were two casualties and an investigation had begun.
Police, fire and ambulance services are all at the scene just off the southbound carriageway.
Craig Wing, 31, from Clifton, was approaching junction 27 when he saw the aircraft was in trouble.
He said: “It lost control and it just dipped straight down. [The pilot] managed to swerve from the M1 and into the field.”
Mr Wing, who described the aircraft as a glider, added: “I’ve gone straight over to the plane and obviously seen the two people, it was very upsetting.
“I had to do what I had to do. I wanted to try and help.”
One lane has been closed on the M1 southbound.
The crash happened at about 13:30 BST