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Flowers have been laid at the scene where a light aircraft crashed in Leicestershire last night claiming the lives of two people.
Investigations into the air accident have now begun.
Steve Holyoake has described the moment he heard a light aircraft crash land in a field in Leicestershire.
"We heard a plane going over, we heard a bang and the engine stopped," he said, "he was banking left to right, I would imagine trying to sight somewhere to put the plane down, and we ran to the top of the garden, to see if we could see what was happening, and I lost sight of it."
Police have confirmed that the two people who died after a light aircraft crashed in Leicestershire yesterday evening were an elderly man and woman.
They have yet to be formally identified, as officers continue to investigate the crash, along with the Air Accident Investigations Branch.
Emergency services attended the scene off Fenn Lane in Fenny Drayton following the crash at 6.45pm.
The police have confirmed that two people died after their light aircraft crashed in Leicestershire.
The accident happened near Fenny Drayton yesterday evening.
Air accident investigators began a complete investigation this morning.
Inspector Luke Russell said last night:
Leicestershire Police will remain at the scene of a plane crash in which two people died in Fenny Drayton.
The incident, off Fenn Lane will be investigated by the Air Accident Investigation Branch.
Emergency services were called shortly after 6.45pm this evening.
Two people have died after a light aircraft came down in Leicestershire this evening.
Police were called at 6.45pm to reports that a plane had crashed in fields in Fenny Drayton.
Emergency services attended the scene off Fenn Lane. Two people on board the aircraft died at the scene.