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Pilot in Marlborough plane crash named

Photo: Family Photo

The Pilot of the plane that crashed into farmland in Marlborough has been named by Police.

Gordon Davis, 66, from Gloucester has now been formally identified and an inquest into his and his passenger's death has been opened and adjourned.

Gordon's family say they need time to "come to terms with what has happened."

We are in a state of disbelief as to how two highly experienced pilots found themselves in the position that resulted in this tragedy.

Our Dad was passionate about flying and has made some amazing trips as a result. The situation we are in is very surreal and it is going to take some time to process.

Our deepest thoughts and condolences go to the other family at this time. We would appreciate time and space to grieve and come to terms with what has happened.

– Davis Family

Flying with passenger Paul Gunnell from Guernsey the two men died when their light aircraft crashed near Marlborough on 13 July.

Air accident investigators spent time at the scene assessing what happened. Credit: ITV News

Gordon Davis was "passionate" about flying according to his family, who say they are struggling to understand how two experienced pilots were killed in such a way.

Gordon Davis was passionate about flying. Credit: Family Photo