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.

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