Air accident investigators on site of plane crash which killed two

A man and a woman when the Piper aircraft crashed on Monday at Wolferton in Norfolk. Credit: Air Accidents Investigation Branch

Air accident investigators are on the site of a Piper light aircraft crash in west Norfolk which killed a man and a woman.

Emergency services were called just before 11am on Monday following reports of a crash landing on marshland near Wolferton on the Sandringham estate.

The pilot, a man in his 50s, and a female passenger in her 70s were pronounced dead at the scene and there were no other casualties

"The Air Accidents Investigation Branch sent a team of inspectors to investigate a fatal accident to a Piper PA28 aircraft at Wolferton, Norfolk.

"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 where a detailed examination can take place while our investigation continues.

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

– Air Accidents Investigation Branch statement
The wreckage of the Piper aircraft will be taken to Farnborough for further investigation. Credit: Air Accidents Investigation Branch