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."
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.