Two killed in plane crash on Queen's Sandringham Estate

Two people were killed when their plane crashed on the Queen's Sandringham Estate.

The pilot in his 50s and a female passenger in her 70s died when the light aircraft came down on private marshland near the village of Wolferton in Norfolk on Monday.

Emergency services were called just before 11am and Norfolk Police said the pair were pronounced dead at the scene.

The plane came down on private marshland near the village of Wolferton. Credit: Google street view

A spokesman for the Air Accidents Investigation Branch said. "The Air Accidents Investigation Branch sent a team of inspectors to investigate a fatal accident to a Piper PA28 aircraft at Wolferton, Norfolk, yesterday morning.

"Our inspectors are on site gathering evidence and conducting interviews.

"We expect to recover the aircraft later today and take it to our facility in Farnborough (in Hampshire) where a detailed examination can take place while our investigation continues.

"When our investigation is concluded, we will publish a report."