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Shoreham Airport confirms plane crash in Germany

Shoreham Airport has said it is "aware" of today's accident in Germany involving a plane that departed from its airport:

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Photos show burnt-out wreckage of German crash jet

Images show the burnt-out wreckage of a twin-engine business jet that has crashed in western Germany, killing all four people on board.

Two passengers and two pilots - all German - were killed in the plane crash. Credit: Thomas Frey/DPA
The jet was travelling to Germany from Shoreham airport in West Sussex. Credit: Thomas Frey/DPA

Image appears to show German plane wreckage

A photo posted on the aviation-focused Twitter account Bizjets101 appears to show the wreckage of a plane that crashed in Germany during a flight from England today:

Four dead as plane flying from UK to Germany crashes

Four people are believed to have died when a jet from England crashed in Germany, police said.

The small plane came down at lunchtime at a rubbish site near the city of Trier.

Trier is located in western Germany around 30 miles from Luxembourg. Credit: Google Maps

Police said the plane appeared to be a Cessna Citation business jet carrying two pilots and two passengers from England to an airfield at Foehren, near the crash site. All on board appeared to have died.

The aircraft damaged an electricity pylon as it came down and was ablaze when firefighters arrived at the scene.

There was no immediate word on a possible cause for the crash or the identity of the people aboard.

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Tributes paid to Nepal train crash victim Ben Ogden

27-year-old Ben Ogden Credit: Allen and Overy LLP

The father of Ben Ogden paid tribute to his "spirited" son killed in a plane crash in Nepal on Wednesday. Andrew Ogden told The Daily Telegraph:

"We are all absolutely devastated. He was very spirited and this is something that he wanted to do. We used to talk about the trip as his big adventure before knuckling down to some serious work.

He was very excited by the prospect of doing something that not many people had done. I have always been the most incredibly proud father."

Britons killed in Nepal plane crash named

The group of seven British trekkers who were killed in Nepal on Wednesday have been named. They were due to begin trekking the Himalayas yesterday.

  • Raymond Eagle, 58, from Macclesfield Cheshire
  • Timothy Oakes, 57 from Winwick, near Warrington
  • Vincent Kelly, 50, from Lostock, Bolton
  • Darren Kelly, 45, from Bolton but living in village of Isle, Whithorn
  • Christopher Davey, 51, from Northampton
  • Stephen Holding, 60, from Stoke-on-Trent
  • Benjamin Ogden, 27, from London

Five Chinese people, three Nepalese passengers and four crew members were also killed. Initial reports suggest the accident was caused by a bird strike.

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