Pilot and passenger killed in Norfolk light aircraft crash

A pilot in his 50s and a female passenger in her 70s have died after a light aircraft crash on marshland near Wolferton in Norfolk.

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Sandringham plane crash pilot and passenger are named

The wreckage of the Piper aircraft at Wolferton on the Sandringham Estate. Credit: Air Accidents Investigation Branch

The pilot and passenger killed in a plane crash on the Sandringham Estate has been named.

Nigel Dodds, 58, from Gateshead, was flying a Piper PA28 light aircraft when it came down on marshland near Wolferton in West Norfolk on Monday, September 11.

Val Barnes, who was in her 70s and a passenger in the plane, was also killed.

A team of inspectors from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch have been investigating at the scene and the wreckage was due to be removed yesterday for further tests to take place.


Investigation into plane crash on Queen's Sandringham estate

Two people have been killed in a light aircraft crash on the Queen's Sandringham Estate.

Air accident investigators have begun trying to establish what caused a light aircraft crash on the Sandringham royal estate in west Norfolk which killed two people.

The plane came down on marshland near Wolferton. The pilot, a man in his 50s, and a female passenger in her 70s were pronounced dead at the scene.

Details of the incident remain sketchy. Although the plane came down on the Queen's estate, those who died weren't connected to the Royal family.

People living nearby described the weather conditions on Monday as poor. They had forced the cancellation of a flypast by a spitfire in nearby King's Lynn.

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