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An inquest has opened into the deaths of a couple killed when a light aircraft crashed at Hawarden Airport last Friday.
At a brief hearing in Ruthin, North East Wales coroner John Gittins formally opened the inquests into the deaths of Gary Anthony Vickers, 58, and Kaye Clarke, 43, both of Dingle Bank, Chester.
The provisional cause of death in Mr Vickers’s case was head and chest injuries, while Miss Clarke, who was a passenger in the plane, died later at the Countess of Chester Hospital of shock and haemorrhage.
Adjourning the inquests to a date to be fixed, the coroner said that investigations into the tragedy were expected to be extensive.
The father of Gary Vickers who was killed in a plane crash on Friday in Broughton has paid tribute to him.
Gordon Vickers said: "The accident with my Son Gary has been a great loss. We extend our condolences to Kaye's family.
"We would like to thank everybody who has sent their condolences.
"Gary was flying from Paris to Hawarden with his partner Kay Clarke when the accident happened.
"He was without doubt a very accomplished Pilot. Very meticulous in his approach to Flying. We both started flying about 15 years ago."
Mr Vickers said flying was his son's passion, adding: "Sadly there is always a risk. It is very sad that two lives have ended this way. We would like to thank the emergency services at Hawarden for their prompt attendance."
A woman who died following a plane crash at Hawarden Airport on Friday has been named as Kaye Clarke. The pilot of the plane, Gary Vickers was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.
A man and a woman have died after a light aircraft crashed at an airfield in Flintshire.
These pictures were taken moments before it crash landed, killing both pilot and passenger.
North Wales Police say they are working with the Air Accident Investigation Branch to establish what caused a fatal plane crash at Broughton this afternoon.
A South Broughton Councillor has described news of today's plane crash as 'devastating'.
A man and woman died in the crash at Hawarden Airport. North Wales Police say they were the only two people on board.
Flintshire Councillor Derek Butler has paid his condolences after two people died in a plane crash in Broughton.
Airbus has confirmed an incident has taken place at its airport, but said it involved a private plane and not one belonging to the company.
A spokesperson added Airbus did not have information relating to the two people who died in the crash.
North Wales Police are investigating the circumstances of the crash and an Air Accident Investigation team is expected to arrive today.
A man and a woman have died after a light aircraft crashed near the runway at Airbus UK Broughton, North Wales Police have confirmed.
Pictures are beginning to emerge on social networking sites following reports of a small aircraft crash at Hawarden Airport.
North Wales Fire crews have confirmed they are in attendance at the airport and are standing by.