Man and woman confirmed dead in Broughton air crash

A man and a woman have died after a light aircraft crashed near the runway at Airbus UK Broughton, North Wales Police have confirmed.

Police were informed of the incident involving a twin engine light aircraft at 1.07pm today. Police, Ambulance and the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service attended.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital, where she later died.

Police are currently at the scene and the Air Accidents Investigation Bureau (AAIB) has been informed. A full investigation will be undertaken to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

There are no further details available at this time.

– North Wales Police statement

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