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Two men die in light aircraft crash in North Yorkshire

Police cordon set up near scene of plane crash Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Two men - the pilot and a passenger - have died in a light aircraft crash in North Yorkshire, police have confirmed.

The crash took place near Castle Howard in North Yorkshire. Credit: ITV News Calendar

The aircraft crashed in fields in the Ryedale area between Castle Howard and the A64 at around 10.40am today.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch have been informed.

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Two casualties feared in aircraft crash in North Yorkshire

A light aircraft has crashed in North Yorkshire with two people suspected to have been on board, police have said.

The aircraft crashed in fields in the Ryedale area between Castle Howard and the A64 at around 10.40am.

Emergency services are on the scene and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed.

Roads in the area have been closed to allow emergency services to deal with the incident and members of the public are advised to keep away from the area.

– North Yorkshire Police spokesman

Up to 20 firefighters are on the scene and have set up a foam blanket around the aircraft in case it catches fire, a North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said.

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She had been asked if she was in charge of her department or an education minister as part of a broader question about school policy changes.

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A delegate had asked, "are you in charge of the department or is Nick Gibb?", to which he was loudly applaused.

Ms Morgan then sharply responded: “I’m not going to dignify that sexist remark with a comment”.

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