A pilot lost control of a vintage aircraft due to gusty winds an accident report revealed.
Trevor Roche, 52, was killed in the crash of the 1923-built De Havilland DH53 Humming Bird at Old Warden Aerodrome near Biggleswade in Bedfordshire.
He was on a re-familiarisation flight in the 1960-rebuilt aircraft before starting a practice display ahead of an afternoon air show at the aerodrome which is home to the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft.
Previously a military test pilot, Mr Roche, from Salisbury in Wiltshire, was employed "by a major airline as a commander on passenger jets", the AAIB report said.
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Investigations are continuing into the death of a light aircraft pilot, after his plane crashed at a Bedfordshire air show yesterday.
The Air Accident Investigation Branch is looking into what went wrong as the aircraft came into land at the Old Warden Aerodrome.
The inquest into the death of light aircraft pilot, who died after his plane crashed at a Bedfordshire air show yesterday, is due to open this week.
The pilot - who was in his 40s - was pronounced dead at the scene after coming down during a display at the Old Warden Aerodrome.
The Air Accident Investigation Branch are looking into what caused the crash.
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Statement from Bedfordshire Police
"Police can confirm that the pilot involved in an aircraft crash at Old Warden this morning (July 1) has died.
"The incident happened at around 9.45am at Old Warden Aerodrome (Shuttleworth Collection) as 600 people attended a Military Pageant Air Show.
"Members of Bedfordshire Police along with Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service, East of England Ambulance Service and the aerodrome’s own fire service attended the incident to assist the pilot – who was in his 40s - but he was pronounced dead soon afterwards."
Police have confirmed the pilot involved in a crash at an air show at Old Warden Aerodrome in Bedfordshire this morning has died.
Organisers have confirmed that a casualty was airlifted to hospital following a plane crash at the Old Warden Aerodrome in Bedfordshire this morning.
Emergency crews have been called to an air show at the Old Warden Aerodrome in Bedfordshire following a serious aircraft crash.
It happened at around 9.45am as 600 people attended a Military Pageant Air Show.
The incident is being investigated by the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) who are in attendance at the airfield.
The ambulance service have confirmed they ware called to treat a man who had been seriously injured.