A plane made an emergency landing after sending out a mayday call. 

Police, fire, ambulance and Swanage Coastguard crews were called after being alerted by air traffic control in Bournemouth.

The aircraft, carrying the pilot and one passenger, landed at Fitzworth Point in the Purbeck area. 

No one was harmed in the incident. 

A spokesman for Swanage Coastguard said: "The team were tasked this afternoon to a mayday call regarding a light aircraft with engine trouble over Poole Harbour.

"With information sketchy about whether the plane would land safely or not and the location that it might eventually come down, the full team was tasked ready to mount a coastal search if required. 

"The pilot was able to make a controlled landing in a field near Fitzworth Point, adjacent to Wych Farm and a search was not required."

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "We were notified at 2.48pm of a possible light aircraft in distress in the area of Corfe Castle

"The owner is liaising with the civil aviation authority about recovery of the aircraft. 

"The plane landed safely and there was no fire or injuries."