Plane crash in Leicestershire

A father and daughter killed when their light aircraft came down in a field near Wymeswold in Leicestershire have been named.

University pays tribute to plane crash victim

Rebecca Newton, who died when the light aircraft she was flying in came down in Leicestershire, has been described today as "promising" and "popular" by her tutor at Brunel University.

The 21-year-old from Gunthorpe in Nottinghamshire had been due to return to university to complete the final year of her BSc Biomedical Sciences degree next month.

Rebecca was bright, vivacious and passionate about her studies. Her career was full of promise and her passion for biological science was apparent in every aspect of her work. She aspired to a career in science and showed a great deal of potential.....

......In class, Rebecca was a pleasure to teach as she was a hardworking and conscientious student.

– Dr Anthony Tsolaki, Brunel University tutor

Inquest opened into Leicestershire plane crash deaths

Crash scene near Wymeswold Credit: ITV News Central

An inquest has been opened into the death of a father and daughter who died after their light aircraft crashed into a field in Leicestershire.

Leicestershire Police were called to a field near Wymeswold on August 21.

The inquest heard that David Newton, and his daughter Rebecca, both from Nottinghamshire, were formally identified by their dental records.

The inquests were adjourned until post-mortem examinations and an investigation by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch are complete.

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Tragic plane crash father and daughter named

Two people killed in a plane crash in Leicestershire have today been named locally as 56-year-old David Newton and his daughter Rebecca, who was 21.

The pair, from Nottingham, were travelling in a light aircraft over Wymeswold on Wednesday evening when it crashed into farmland shortly before 8pm.

Wreckage of light air-craft that came down in a field in Wymeswold on Wednesday
Wreckage of light air-craft that came down in a field in Wymeswold on Wednesday Credit: ITV Central

Eye-witnesses at the time said the wreckage was so bad, they initially could not recognise it as a plane.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch is continuing investigations into what may have caused the crash.

Police confirm father and daughter died in plane crash

Police have confirmed that two people who died in a plane crash in Leicestershire were father and daughter.

The light aircraft came down in a field near Wymeswold on Wednesday evening.

Officers say the man in his 50s and woman in her 20s, were from the Nottingham area.

Leicestershire Police are working with the Air Accident Investigations Branch (AAIB), to investigate the cause of the crash.

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First man on site says plane was unrecognisable

The man who was first on the scene at the crash site near Wymeswold has said he could not tell the wreckage was that of a plane.

Billy Dunne found the plane Credit: ITV News Central

Speaking to ITV News Central, Billy Dunne said a young man came running to him, urging him to come to a field where something had happened.

He then ran to the site and saw the wreckage, which he says was so bad he could not recognise it as a plane.

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