The head of the Airbus plant in Broughton says employees there are "shocked" by the death of their colleague Karl Hendrickson.
Mr Hendrickson, who was 43 and from North Wales, was killed when his aircraft crashed near Chester on Thursday.
– Paul McKinlay, Head of the Airbus plant in Broughton
This was a tragic accident which has claimed the life of a well-liked and respected colleague, Karl Hendrickson. His death has shocked the team at Airbus and our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time._
Police have released the names of two men who were killed in a light aircraft crash in Churton, near Chester, last Thursday night.
Karl Hendrickson, 43, from North Wales and a second man, John Green, 50, from Surrey, sustained fatal injuries.
Mr Hendrickson's family said: " Karl was a loving husband and father. He worked at Airbus for 20 years.
"Karl had a passion for aviation and will be missed by his wife, daughter, family and friends."
A man from north Wales has been killed in a light aircraft crash. Police confirmed the plane came down near Chester last night.
Ian Lang reports.