Inquest into pilot's death in Shoreham

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.

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Retired pilot saved lives

The family of a retired British Airways pilot killed in a crash in Sussex say they are very proud of the fact that he steered his plane away from nearby homes. The inquest into the death of Alan Weald opens today.