Plane crash at Downside kills one

A light aeroplane has crashed in Stratton on the Fosse near Radstock. Police believe the only person on board, the pilot, was killed in the crash in the grounds of Downside Abbey.

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Police reveal name of dead pilot

The pilot killed after his light aircraft crashed into land at Downside School in Somerset yesterday has been identified as Glenn Paeckmeyer.

The 66 year old from Hertfordshire was the director of ABC Charter, the registered owners of the Socata Tobago TB-10 four seater aircraft involved in the crash.

Emergency services at the wreckage of plane crash

Emergency services are at the scene of a plane crash near Downside Abbey in Somerset. The male pilot died in the crash earlier today. Witnesses have reported that it sounded as if the light aircraft was carrying out aerobatics shortly before it came down.

It had taken off in Somerset and was believed to be flying to the Home Counties before the accident. Staff at the independent Catholic school said that all pupils were safe and well. The Air Accident Investigation Branch is looking into the cause of the crash.

Plane crash at Downside Abbey Credit: ITV News West Country

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Plane crash in Somerset kills pilot

A four seater plane has crashed in Stratton on the Fosse near Radstock. Police believe the only person on board, the pilot, was killed in the crash in the grounds of Downside Abbey.

The incident happened shortly before midday. All three emergency services are attending. The Civil Aviation Authority has been notified.

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