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Father's tribute to son killed in plane crash

Kaye Clark and Gary Vickers Credit: Gordon Vickers

The father of Gary Vickers who was killed in a plane crash on Friday in Broughton has paid tribute to him.

Gordon Vickers said: "The accident with my Son Gary has been a great loss. We extend our condolences to Kaye's family.

"We would like to thank everybody who has sent their condolences.

"Gary was flying from Paris to Hawarden with his partner Kay Clarke when the accident happened.

"He was without doubt a very accomplished Pilot. Very meticulous in his approach to Flying. We both started flying about 15 years ago."

Mr Vickers said flying was his son's passion, adding: "Sadly there is always a risk. It is very sad that two lives have ended this way. We would like to thank the emergency services at Hawarden for their prompt attendance."


New deal for Airbus announced

A multi-billion pound deal for Airbus, which makes wings for its aircraft at its factory at Broughton near Chester has just been announced.

Philippines Airlines is to buy fifty four of the company's planes in a deal worth £4.5billion.

Airbus employs more than 5,000 people at its Broughton site. It's thought the deal will significantly increase job security for the workforce.