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Pilot and passenger killed in plane crash believed to be from Gateshead

A team of inspectors from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch have been investigating at the scene Credit: Air Accidents Investigation Branch

A pilot and his passenger, killed in a plane crash on the Sandringham Estate, are believed to be from Gateshead.

A piper light aircraft came down on Marshland near Wolferton, in West Norfolk, on Monday. The two onboard have been named locally as 58-year-old Nigel Dodds and Val Barnes who was in her 70s. An air crash investigation has started.

A team of inspectors from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch have been investigating at the scene and the wreckage was due to be removed yesterday for further tests to take place.

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