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Two men killed in light aircraft crash in Worcestershire

Two men have died in a light aircraft crash. Credit: ITV News Central

Two men have died after a light aircraft crash in Worcestershire.

The aircraft came down in a field near Overbury shortly before 1pm.

The Air Ambulance was forced to land a few miles away from the scene of the crash because of the foggy conditions at the time.

The doctor and critical care paramedic on board were driven to the scene by paramedic officer in a car.

Two ambulances and a second paramedic officer also attended.

Both men were confirmed dead at the scene.

The plane came down near the village of Overbury. Credit: ITV News Central

A scene guard and a cordon are in place at the scene of the crash and are likely to remain there overnight.

The Civil Aviation Authority and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch have been informed. A team of investigators has been send in.

The two men were confirmed dead at the scene. Credit: ITV News Central

Superintendent Kevin Purcell from West Mercia Police said:

Emergency services remain at the scene of the incident, in which two people have sadly died.

"We have been working closely with our colleagues from the other emergency services at the scene to make the area safe and to ensure the resulting investigation can now proceed, which will be led by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch. We will continue to support them throughout their investigation.

Our thoughts remain with the families of the two people who have lost their lives."

– West Midlands Ambulance Service
A team of investigators has been sent in. Credit: ITV News Central

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance service said:

Due to the foggy conditions at the time, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham, with a doctor and critical care paramedic on board, had landed a couple of miles from the crash scene and were picked up by a paramedic officer in a car and were taken to the scene.

Two ambulances and a second paramedic officer also attended. Sadly, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save either man and they were both confirmed dead at the scene.

– Spokeswoman, West Midlands Ambulance Service