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Investigations underway into cause of fatal North Yorkshire plane crash

Investigations are underway to find out the cause of a plane crash in North Yorkshire which claimed the lives of two people.

The pilot and his passenger, were killed when their light aircraft came down today in fields near Castle Howard in North Yorkshire.

Police were called to the scene this morning by members of the public after the plane crashed into a field just off mains road.

The men were pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the accident is not yet known.

Pilot and passenger dead after North Yorkshire plane crash

A pilot and passenger on board a light aircraft that crashed in North Yorkshire have died.

Police cordon set up near scene of plane crash Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The aircraft came down in fields between Castle Howard and the A64.

We can now confirm that sadly, two people, the pilot and passenger in the aircraft that crashed near Castle Howard, died in the crash."

– North Yorkshire Police
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