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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.
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It was very close to the motorway, I would say half the size of a football field away
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.