Air accident investigators are trying to find out what caused a privately owned plane to crash as it arrived at Newquay airport on Monday night, killing the pilot.
Police have confirmed he was a 68-year-old man from Cornwall. The airport was closed overnight, with all flights diverted to Exeter, but has since reopened. Steve Hardy has more.
MP Steve Double has offered his condolences to family of pilot killed in crash at Newquay airport.
A 68-year-old local man has died in the Newquay Airport crash, police say.
The twin-engine plane, which was privately owned, was preparing to land when the crash happened on land off the runway.
Newquay Airport say flights were diverted to Exeter while the airport was shut on Monday night. It is now open, and operating as normal.
A pilot has been killed after crash landing his airplane at Newquay Airport.
The man, who had been flying a twin-engined light aircraft from London to Cornwall crashed on council owned land close to the runway, on Monday evening.
The airport was closed following the fatal crash at around 7.35pm and only reopened at 6am this morning.
Emergency services attended but, despite best efforts, the pilot, believed to be from Cornwall, could not be saved. No-one else is thought to have been involved.
His next of kin have been informed.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been called in to investigate a serious incident at Newquay Airport involving a light aircraft. Full details aren't yet known. It happened at around 7.35pm yesterday. The airport re-opened at around 6am this morning.
Newquay Airport could benefit from a £20 million fund aimed at improving regional air links.
London's Gatwick Airport has vowed to make the money available to support new domestic routes, if it's is allowed to build a second runway.
The airport is in competition with Heathrow to secure permission from the Airports Commission for a second runway to allow for expansion.
At a conference held in St Austell this morning, Gatwick Airport announced that the cash could be used to incentivise airlines to bring new domestic flights to areas like Devon and Cornwall, and for joint marketing campaigns with the region's tourist boards.
Exeter-based Flybe has announced a new service for next year between Newquay Cornwall Airport and London Stansted.
The service will start in May 2015 and operate as part of its summer schedule until September.
Passengers arriving at Newquay Airport in Cornwall today have been reacting to the news that a pilot from Devon was arrested on suspicion of being over the alcohol limit while preparing to fly.
A 48 year old man, from Copplestone, near Crediton, Devon, was arrested on suspicion of over the prescribed limit for carrying out duties to prepare to fly yesterday (29 October). He has since been bailed until 8 December.
A Flybe pilot was taken off his passenger plane and arrested on suspicion of being over the alcohol limit just before he was due to take off.
The pilot was due to fly from Newquay Airport in Cornwall to London Gatwick on yesterday morning before he was removed for the breath test.
Police were alerted after a fellow crew member on the Exeter-based Flybe flight became concerned.
A 48 year old man, from Copplestone, near Crediton, Devon, was arrested and taken to Newquay police station.
He has since been bailed until 8 December.
Passengers were delayed by five hours.