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Plane crash in Leicestershire

A father and daughter killed when their light aircraft came down in a field near Wymeswold in Leicestershire have been named.

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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.

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