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.
Currently we operate three services a day into Gatwick, but we believe there is a market out there for four or five services, so for the financial incentives to take some of that risk away from the airline operators is really encouraging from Gatwick.
Gatwick has always been serious about encouraging the growth and development of a strong network of competing airports around the UK. This fund, and the measures we propose to support it will improve connectivity to London for those that need it.
Gatwick expansion is best for the UK and regions because it supports not only the growth of connectivity to London, but also more connectivity between all UK airports and international short and long haul destinations.
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.
"I turned off the news when I heard, flying is always a worry anyway"
"There needs to be a testing system put in place by those higher up"
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.
A Flybe pilot from Devon has been arrested on suspicion of being over the alcohol limit while preparing to fly.
The 48-year-old pilot from Crediton was due to fly from Newquay Airport in Cornwall to London Gatwick on Wednesday morning when he was held.
The flight was then cancelled and passengers faced delays of up to five hours, with some missing connections.
The man has yet to be charged and was later released on police bail until December 8.
A Flybe spokesman said: "Flybe can confirm that one of its pilots volunteered to help the police with their inquiries at Newquay Airport yesterday.
"The airline is not able to comment further while the police investigation is taking place."
The alcohol limit for pilots, air crew and air traffic controllers is 20mg per 100ml of blood. The drink drive limit in the UK for motorists is 80mg per 100ml of blood.
Fog is affecting flights to and from the West Country. Passengers are being advised to check in as normal.
LANDS END AIRPORT All flights are currently on hold.
EXETER AIRPORT Skybus flights to and from the Isles of Scilly are currently on hold.
NEWQUAY AIRPORT Skybus flights to and from the Isles of Scilly are currently on hold.
Last winter's storms could be behind a big rise in passenger numbers at Newquay Airport.
Nearly 80,000 people used it between January and May, that's up 30% on last year's figures. It's thought the rail problems at Dawlish were a factor in people turning to air travel.
Mascots from Cornwall's tourist attractions will protest at Newquay Airport today, to try and promote the county's tourism industry. Mascots from Flambards Theme Park and the Cornwall Seal Sanctuary are trying to spread the message that Cornwall is 'Open for Fun'.