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Bedfordshire mid-air collision: Police working hard to return things to normal around crash site

Police in Bedfordshire say that they are working hard to ensure that things return to normal as quickly as possible following a light aircraft crash this morning.

The pilot of a light aircraft died after a mid-air collision with another plane over the Bedfordshire countryside at around 8:30.

One of the aircraft crash landed in a field , while the other was able to land nearby.

"Our investigation is continuing.

Obviously we need to ensure that we facilitate the AAIB (Air Accidents Investigation Branch) investigation and we'll be looking to ensure that the scene returns to normality as soon as possible."

– Ch Insp Adrian Coton, Bedfordshire Police

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Bedfordshire: Police confirm pilot died in mid-air crash

The incident happened at around 8:30 this morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have confirmed that the pilot of a light aircraft has died after a mid-air collision with another plane over the Bedfordshire countryside.

Air accident investigators are still at the scene near the village of Tempsford on the Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire border.

The other aircraft was able land safely at Thurleigh airfield.

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Pictures: Plane crashes into Bedfordshire field after mid-air collision

A plane has crash landed in Bedfordshire following a mid-air collision between two light aircraft.

One of the planes crashed into a field near to Tempsford, on the border with Cambridgeshire.

The incident happened at around 8:30 this morning.

The other aircraft was able land safely at Thurleigh airfield.

Emergency services are on the scene and the Air Accident Investigation Branch has been notified. The nearby roads are currently closed to traffic.

Nearby roads are currently closed to traffic. Credit: ITV News Anglia
Emergency services are on the scene. Credit: ITV News Anglia
The incident happened at around 8:30 this morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia
One of the planes crashed into a field near to Tempsford. Credit: ITV News Anglia
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Light aircraft crashes in Bedfordshire

A light aircraft has crashed in Bedfordshire after a mid-air collision. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A light aircraft has crashed in a field in Bedfordshire after a mid-air collision.

Emergency services have been called to the scene near Little Barford, close to the border with Cambridgeshire.

Police were called at 8.30am on Tuesday morning, when there was a mid-air collision between two light aircraft. Both are thought to be single-seaters.

One of the aircraft was able to carry on flying and land safely at Thurleigh airfield, but the other has crashed.

The Air Accident Investigation Board has been notified.

The Barford Road is currently closed to traffic, it is not yet known if anyone has been injured.

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World's largest aircraft unveiled

The 300-foot-long HAV304 is the world's largest aircraft. Credit: Chris Radburn - PA

The world's largest aircraft - part plane, part airship and part helicopter - has been unveiled in Bedfordshire in all its 300ft-long glory.

Known as the HAV304 or Airlander, the giant aircraft has been displayed at Cardington in the only hangar big enough to accommodate the 113ft (34m) wide and 85ft (26m) high monster.

The HAV304 at its launch at Cardington Hangar in Bedfordshire. Credit: Chris Radburn - PA

The ultra-green project was first flown in the USA but was unveiled today by pilot and Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, who is an investor in the project.

Due to fly in the UK later this year, the craft is designed to stay airborne for up to three weeks and can be used for a variety of functions including surveillance, communications and delivering aid.

Tributes paid to priest found dead in Morrisons car park

Tributes have been paid to a priest who remained unnoticed for three days after having apparently died in the driver's seat of his car.

Father Joseph Williams, 42, was found slumped over the wheel in a Morrisons car park in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire.

The Morrison's car park in Houghton Regis where Father Joseph Williams was found Credit: Google Maps

The Bishop of Northampton, Peter Doyle, said it appeared he had died of natural causes, although a post-mortem has yet to be carried out.

Father Joseph Williams was missing for six days before he was found in this car park Credit: Google Maps
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Victoria Pendleton to receive CBE at Buckingham Palace

Victoria Pendleton to receive CBE at Buckingham Palace Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Queen of British cycling Victoria Pendleton will receive an CBE today at Buckingham Palace. Victoria, from Stotfold in Bedfordshire has won 9 World Championship titles, 2 Commonwealth medals and of course 3 Olympic medals, two Gold and one Silver.

She will receive her award alongside triathlete Alistair Brownlee and fashion designer Stella McCartney.

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Mid-Bedfordshire MP under investigation by watchdog

Nadine Dorries: Under investigation

Mid-Bedfordshire MP Nadine Dorries is facing an investigation into her expenses claim by a parliamentary watchdog.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority's Peter Davis said he had reason to believe Ms Dorries may have been paid travel and accommodation costs she was not entitled to.

"An investigation will be conducted into claims submitted under the following areas of the third and fourth editions of the MPs' scheme of business costs and expense - accommodation expenditure, travel and subsistence," he said in a statement.

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