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Police name two men who died in plane crash near M1

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 crash happened on Saturday afternoon Credit: ITV News Central

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.

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Investigations continue after plane crash deaths

Investigations continue after two men died in a plane crash near the M1. Credit: ITV News Central

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.

Two dead after Nottinghamshire plane crash

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.

Latest scene pictures of plane crash in Nottinghamshire

Scene of Nottinghamshire plane crash Credit: ITV News Central

A light aircraft came down in a field next to the M1 around 13:30 this afternoon - there are two casualties.

The emergency services confirmed two casualties Credit: ITV News Central
An eyewitness described seeing the pilot swerve to avoid the motorway Credit: ITV News Central
Scene of Nottinghamshire plane crash Credit: ITV News Central

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