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Investigation into light aircraft crash that killed two men

Investigations are continuing after a light aircraft crashed in foggy weather in Worcestershire, killing the two men onboard.

The plane crashed in a field near the village of Overbury in Worcestershire. It happened between 12:30 and 1pm on Monday 9th January.

The alarm was raised by a passer-by, who heard it come down.

The two men - the pilot and his passenger - were confirmed dead at the scene.

Investigators have been looking at the wreckage. Credit: ITV News Central

The alarm was raised by a passer-by, who heard it come down.

The two men - the pilot and his passenger - were confirmed dead at the scene.

We will be conducting a very thorough and totally independent investigation to try and understand what happened, why it happened, with the purpose of making safety recommendations to try to prevent a recurrence.

– lan Thorne, Air Accident Investigation Branch
The pilot and passenger died at the scene of the crash. Credit: ITV News Central

The weather was foggy, and visibility was very poor.

Experts say that will form a key part of the investigation into what caused the crash.

We will be talking to the Met Office, getting an after-cast to get the exact weather conditions at the time.

Running in parallel to that we'll be analysing radar data, air traffic control callings, looking at the maintenance history of the aircraft, looking at the history of the pilot - so anything and everything.

Once we've got a picture, we can start analysing and try to understand what happened.

– lan Thorne, Air Accident Investigation Branch
The aircraft came down in a field in Worcestershire. Credit: ITV News Central

24 hours after the crash, specialist RAF trucks arrived to remove the fuselage.

However, it could be up to a year before there have any answers about what happened.

A specialist RAF truck has been brought in. Credit: ITV News Central