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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 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.


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."

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.


Plane crash inquest re-opened

An inquest has re-opened in Leamington Spa into the deaths of five people who were killed following a mid-air collision four years ago.

Brian Normington, 70, from Leamington, was at the controls of his KR2 kit plane when it collided with another aircraft on approach to Coventry airport in August 2008, causing one of its engines to explode.

The pilot of the other plan, Sophie Hastings, 28, from Derbyshire, was also killed - along with three other passengers.

The evidence will be considered by a jury. The court will hear from fifteen witnesses during proceedings expected to last two weeks.