Suffolk plane crash

One person has died after a light aircraft came down in the village of Aldham, near Hadleigh in Suffolk

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Plane crash inquest to open

An inquest is due to open today into the death of a man from Ipswich who died after his light aircraft crashed in Suffolk.

Gregory Clipstone, who was 56, was flying over the village of Aldham when his plane came down on the 8th December.

A provisional post mortem revealed cause of death as multiple injuries.

Suffolk plane crash victim named

Gregory Clipstone, described by his family as a man of great integrity and honesty. Credit: Suffolk Police

A man who died in a light aircraft crash at Aldham in Suffolk on Saturday 8th December has been formally identified as Gregory Clipstone, 56, of Opal Avenue, Ipswich.

An investigation is being carried out by the Air Accident Investigation Branch to establish the cause of the crash, which happened at around 11.20am on Saturday.

Floral tributes left at the site of a plane crash in Aldham, Suffolk. Credit: ITV Anglia

Mr Clipstone's family have issued the following tribute:

"Greg was a loving husband, father,brother, friend and recently grandfather.

He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, flying, and riding his motorcycle. He was always willing to help his friends, family and many loyal customers.

"A firm believer that you can achieve whatever you put your mind to; he has always been an inspiration as a father and to those around him.

"A man of great integrity and honesty, he will be missed greatly by all who knew him."

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Tributes left to dead pilot

The body of a pilot who died when his light plane crashed in a Suffolk village has finally been removed from the crash site. The man, who hasn't been named yet, died in Aldham near Hadleigh yesterday morning. Air accident investigators are looking into what went wrong.

Tributes left at plane crash site

Floral tributes left at the site of a plane crash in Aldham, Suffolk Credit: ITV Anglia

The family of a man who died when his plane came down at Aldham, near Hadleigh, have left flowers at the scene. The light aircraft has been recovered by air accident investigators. Police say the pilot has not yet been formally identified.

The AAIB will carry out an investigation to establish the cause of the crash together with the assistance and support of Suffolk Police in order to prepare a file for the Coroner.

The cordoned area and road closures remain in place in Aldham but are likely to be lifted this afternoon.

Plane wreckage removed

The wreckage of a light plane which crashed into a pond in Suffolk has been removed by air accident investigators. The pilot died when the plane came down at Aldham near Hadleigh.

Police haven't yet issued a name.

Investigators to recover plane

Police guard site of plane crash in Suffolk Credit: ITV Anglia

Investigators are to recover the wreckage of a plane from a pond in Suffolk. The light aircraft went down in flames on Saturday morning, hitting a tree at Aldham near Hadleigh.

One person died. The victim hasn't been identified yet.

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Fire service tackle plane in pond

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were called after the crashed plane ended up in a pond at Aldham near Hadleigh. Crews from Woodbridge, Hadleigh, Needham Market, Bury St Edmunds and Halstead, Essex were called, along with a water rescue crew.

Suffolk Police has cordoned off an area around the incident whilst the matter is dealt with.

One dead in plane crash

Police have confirmed that one person has died following a plane crash in Suffolk. The plane came down and hit a tree in the village of Aldham near Ipswich. It's now partly sunk in a pond at the location. Air Accident Investigators are on their way to the scene.

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