Statement from pilot's family

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.

"His extensive flying experience helped avert a tragedy greater than that so sharply felt by his family; his mum, wife, two daughters, three grandchildren and his many friends."

– Family Statement

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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.