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The family of Alan Weal who managed to steer his plane clear of residential areas after it was involved in a mid-air collision near Shoreham Airport have paid tribute to him.
An inquest will be held later into the death of a retired British Airways pilot, who was hailed a hero for avoiding homes when his light aircraft crashed in West Sussex.
62-year-old Alan Weal steered his plane away from residential areas after it was involved in a mid-air collision with another aircraft near Shoreham Airport in July.
The other plane landed safely and its two crew members were treated for shock.