Two dead in plane crash

Two people have died after a light aircraft came down in Leicestershire last night. Police were called to reports that a plane had crashed in fields in Fenny Drayton.

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Man describes moment he heard plane engine 'bang'

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."

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Police confirm elderly man and woman died in crash

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.

Leicestershire air accident investigation begins

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:

It is not clear at this point where the aircraft had taken off from and where it intended to land.

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