Tributes to plane crash victim

Tributes have been paid to a 37-year-old Iain Nuttall from Blackburn, who died in Sunday's plane crash at Caernarfon Airport. Mr Nuttall's five-year-old son was seriously injured, and the boy's grandfather, 61, critically injured.

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Tributes to 'loving, devoted father' following air crash

Iain Nuttall leaves behind his wife of 14 years and one son Credit: Family photograph / North Wales Police

The family of a man who died in a plane crash at Caernarfon Airport on Sunday say they are 'struggling to believe' what has happened.

37-year-old Iain Nuttall, from the Blackburn area, had been married to his wife Michelle for 14 years, and they had one child.

In a statement released by North Wales Police, Michelle said: “Iain was a wonderful and devoted father, who loved his son to pieces."

She added: "We will always love him, and he will never be forgotten."

Mr Nuttall's family said he was also 'a loving son, brother and uncle', who would will be 'sadly missed'.

Mr Nuttall joined the Kings Own Royal Border Regiment at the age of 17, where he served for around eight years.

Most recently, Mr Nuttall was working as a lorry driver, and prior to that he worked within the security industry.

His family say he had a passion for motorcycles, and enjoyed spending time out riding with friends and attending motorcycling events.


Three generations of same family in plane crash

The RAF will recover the wreckage of the plane and take it to Farnborough for a 'detailed investigation.'

North Wales Police has confirmed it was three generations of the same family involved in a plane crash at Caernarfon Airport yesterday morning.

A father, who has not been named, died.

His five-year-old son sustained serious head injuries.

The boy's grandfather, 62, was flying the plane, and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

The family are from the Blackpool area, and were believed to be flying the Piper Cherokee 140 G-ATRR from Blackpool to Caernarfon, before returning to Blackpool.

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out on Wednesday.

Eyewitness: Plane was 'flying too low and too slow'

One man died, and two are critically injured, after the crash on Sunday morning. Credit: Richard Birch

An eyewitness to yesterday's crash at Caernarfon Airport has told ITV News "you could tell straight away that something was wrong - [the plane] seemed to be flying too low and too slow."

Jean Hewitt, who owns a caravan at Morfa Lodge Caravan Park, adjoining to the airport, said: "We're used to seeing planes come over the park and this one wasn't flying like the others."

"We heard a loud crash and everyone went running over."


Investigation continues after Caernarfon plane crash

Emergency services were called to the airport at just before 11.30am yesterday Credit: Richard Birch

An investigation is continuing this morning after a fatal plane crash at Caernarfon Airport in Gwynedd yesterday.

One man died and two other people were taken to hospital in a critical condition after the light aircraft came down on the approach.

The incident has been referred to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

North Wales Police say they are appealing for anyone who witnessed the plane approaching the runway at Caernarfon Airport to contact them on 101.

North Wales Police say they're appealing for witnesses Credit: Richard Birch

One man confirmed dead in light aircraft crash

One man has been killed in a light aircraft crash in Gwynedd, North Wales Police have confirmed.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene after the plane crashed on approach to Caernarfon Airport.

An investigation is ongoing and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed the plane as it approached the runway of Caernarfon Airport to contact police.

– Chief Inspector Darren Wareing, North Wales Police

A child and a man in his 60s have been taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor in a critical condition.

Family Liaison Officers are currently supporting the family, who come from the Lancashire area.

The incident has been referred to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

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