Mark Weir's partner, Janice Wilkinson, spoke to ITV Border News after the verdict of 'accidental death' was returned by the jury.
She thanked the coroner, members of the jury and the Civil Aviation Authority investigation team before giving this statement:
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Kerrie brings you Saturday's Pollen for the Border region
Kerrie brings you Saturday's forecast for the Border region
Rather windy at times but many places dry and bright with scattered showers.