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Commander pays tribute to 'exceptionally talented' student pilots

An RAF station commander has paid tribute to two RAF student pilots who were killed when their aircraft crashed at the weekend.

The station commander at Royal Air Force Linton-on-Ouse, Group Captain Ian Laing said: "We were very saddened to hear of the deaths of Aj Sandhu and Cam Forster in a civilian flying accident at the weekend.

"They were both exceptionally talented young men in the prime of their lives. The thoughts of everyone at RAF Linton-on-Ouse are with their family and friends at this difficult time."

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Police name two killed in North Yorkshire plane crash

Two RAF student pilots who died when their aircraft crash landed in a field have been named by police.

Cameron James Forster, 21, from Sussex, and Ajvir Singh Sandhu, 25, from Essex, were both killed when their plane landed in a field between Castle Howard and the A64 in North Yorkshire on Saturday.

Investigators continue to look into the cause of the crash.

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Labour suspends third councillor

Labour has suspended its third councillor in a day over controversial posts about Israel on social media.

Burnley councillor Shah Hussain has been suspended pending investigation after allegedly telling an Israeli footballer on Twitter "you and your country" are "doing exactly the same thing that Hitler did", referring to violence against Palestinians.

His suspension follows that of Salim Mulli, ex-mayor of Blackburn, and Nottingham City councillor Ilyas Aziz.

Mr Hussain has told the Press Association he will fight the suspension, and added: "If Jewish people find it offensive then I think they need to think about what the rest of the world thinks."

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