A plane has crashed near Crosland Moor airfield this afternoon.

Reports have just come in that a vintage double winged plane took off from the airfield but came down soon after on Crosland Heath golf course.

It is thought the plane has crashed onto the 16th fairway and then onto the fifth hole.

Eyewitness, Linda Whitwam, said: “We were putting on the 17th when the plane came over.

“It was really low and the engine was really erratic.

“I noticed the engine sound change, it seemed really bad.

Light aircraft crashes beside fifth fairway at Crosland Heath Golf Club, Huddersfield.

“A friend saw it take off and she said it never really gained height properly.

“It was up but it didn’t get very high.

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“When it flew over us it seemed like the engine was struggling.

“Someone said they saw it bump down the 16th fairway and crash on the fifth.

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“It’s a local plane, one that we’ve seen before and we call in the Red Baron.”

Ambulance and police are currently on scene.

Police said the pilot escaped with slight back injuries but had been taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary for treatment.

A spokesman said the plane had landed "fairly intact".

The incident has been reported to the Air Accident Investigation Branch.