A man killed in a light aircraft crash on the Welsh border was from North Wales, police have confirmed.
The plane came down near the village of Churton, south of Chester, last night. Police said staff at Hawarden Airport in Flintshire had reported the plane - a single-engined PA28 - as missing at 8.55pm.
A Cheshire Police spokesperson said the man, who it's emerged lived locally to the airport, sustained fatal injuries along with a second man from Surrey.
Their next-of-kin have been informed but the two have not been formally identified.
Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service said last night that crews were called to Chapel Lane, Aldford, at around 8.45pm after reports that a light aircraft had crashed in a field.
– Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson
Two fire engines from Chester went to the scene and on arrival crews found a two-seater plane had crashed into a field. Police and paramedics were also on the scene and firefighters assisted them in gaining access to the aircraft, which contained two men.
The Air Accident Investigation Branch has been informed.