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'We were honoured to fly alongside him' - team mates pay tribute to pilot killed in plane crash

The crash scene at Old Buckenham. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Team mates of a pilot killed in a plane crash in Norfolk said they "were honoured to fly alongside him".

David Jenkins, who was in his 50s, was taking part in an aerobatic practice at Old Buckenham airfield this afternoon for its press day ahead of an airshow later this year.

He began competing in aerobatic flying more than 10 years ago and had been a member of the Wildcat Aerobatics team since 2013.

This evening, his team mates paid tribute to him in a statement on their website, saying they were "honoured to fly alongside him".

"David was highly respected on the ground and in the air and will be greatly missed. His family and friends are very much in our thoughts."

– Wildcat Aerobatics.

Mr Jenkins was an award-winning aerobatic pilot. He was the British Aerobatics Champion in 2012 and 2013, and represented Great Britain at both European and world aerobatics championships.

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Thousands celebrate the life of Ken Wallis

Thousands of people were at Old Buckenham Airfield in Norfolk on Sunday to pay tribute to an aviation pioneer.

Wing Commander Ken Wallis, who lived near Dereham, was a pilot, war hero, and stuntman.

Many of his admirers arrived at the memorial service by air to help celebrate the life of an extraordinary man.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray


School burglary in Old Buckenham

Police are appealing for information after a school was broken into in Old Buckenham.

The incident occurred between 8.30pm Monday 25 March and 6.40am Tuesday 26 March at the premises in Abbey Road.

It is believed that the offenders accessed the school grounds across the grass playing area and they then forced their way into the building via a window. Ten laptops were stolen from within.