Two casualties are reported after a small plane crashed just yards from the M1 motorway in Nottinghamshire this afternoon.
Flights resume at Birmingham Airport but some may be subject to delays after a plane skidded off the runway this afternoon.
All flights have been suspended from Birmingham Airport after a plane skidded off of the runway.
Police have named the two men who died when the light aircraft they were travelling in came down in a field near the M1 at the weekend.
70-year-old John Gill, from Belper in Derbyshire, and Robert Alan Eaves, 76, of Selston in Nottinghamshire, both died at the scene.
The aircraft came down near to junction 26 of the motorway at around 1:30pm on Saturday.
Post mortem tests have ruled out any medical condition contributing to the crash.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is continuing its inquiries into the crash.
Investigations will continue today after two men died in a plane crash near the M1 in Nottinghamshire on Saturday.
The light aircraft came down in a field close to junction 26 of the motorway near Hucknall. Eyewitnesses say the plane nose-dived towards the road before crash landing in a field.
Nottinghamshire Police have confirmed tonight that two men have died after the plane they were travelling in came down in a field next to the M1 this afternoon.
They are believed to have been the only people on board when it crashed near to J26 at around 13:30.
Inspectors from the Air Accident Investigation Branch are now examining the scene.
A light aircraft came down in a field next to the M1 around 13:30 this afternoon - there are two casualties.
– Craig Wing, Eyewitness
It was very close to the motorway, I would say half the size of a football field away
– Craig Wing, eye-witness to Nottinghamshire small plane crash
I rang the Police straight away and pulled over. Two other gentleman were also on their way over to help. The Police, the Ambulance and the Fire Crew were all first-class, amazing response.
Craig Wing from Clifton in Nottinghamshire says he saw the aircraft get into difficulties.
He was travelling Northbound on the M1 - turned round at the next junction, pulled up, and ran through fields next to the motorway to try and help.
Craig Wing from Clifton was heading to Meadowhall with his family when he witnessed the plane crash into a field near the M1 motorway.
– Craig Wing, eye-witness to small plane crash in Nottinghamshire
"It wasn't nice, my kids were very upset, saying Dad we've got to go and help these people. I ran through the fields to the aircraft. It went down very close to the motorway, I would say half the size of a football field away."