The pilot, a 64-year-old from Blandford, and his passenger, a 67-year-old from Shaftesbury, were confirmed dead after their Tiger Moth plane came down near Compton Abbas Airfield.
“At 9.28am today, Saturday 26 August 2017, it was reported to Dorset Police that the Tiger Moth had come down and smoke was seen.
Police were alerted when smoke was spotted rising from the site of the crash just before 9.30am on Saturday.
The Air Accident Investigation Branch has been informed
Roads were briefly closed this morning due to the volume of smoke but have now reopened.
Chief Inspector Richard Bell, of Dorset Police, said: “Our thoughts are very much with their families at this very difficult time.
Dorset is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast.