Two die in light aircraft crash in North Yorkshire

Two men - the pilot and a passenger - have died in a light aircraft crash near Castle Howard, in North Yorkshire, police have confirmed.

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An RAF station commander has paid tribute to two RAF student pilots who were killed when their aircraft crashed at the weekend.

The station commander at Royal Air Force Linton-on-Ouse, Group Captain Ian Laing said: "We were very saddened to hear of the deaths of Aj Sandhu and Cam Forster in a civilian flying accident at the weekend.

"They were both exceptionally talented young men in the prime of their lives. The thoughts of everyone at RAF Linton-on-Ouse are with their family and friends at this difficult time."

Police name two killed in North Yorkshire plane crash

Two RAF student pilots who died when their aircraft crash landed in a field have been named by police.

Cameron James Forster, 21, from Sussex, and Ajvir Singh Sandhu, 25, from Essex, were both killed when their plane landed in a field between Castle Howard and the A64 in North Yorkshire on Saturday.

Investigators continue to look into the cause of the crash.

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Investigations after two die in aircraft crash

Investigations are ongoing into why a light aircraft crashed in North Yorkshire, killing the pilot and passenger.

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The plane came down this morning in fields between Castle Howard and the A64 in North Yorkshire.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch has been informed and will be trying to determine the cause of the crash.

Roads in the area remain closed to allow emergency services to deal with the wreckage. Members of the public are advised to keep away from the area.

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Two men die in light aircraft crash in North Yorkshire

Police cordon set up near scene of plane crash Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Two men - the pilot and a passenger - have died in a light aircraft crash in North Yorkshire, police have confirmed.

The crash took place near Castle Howard in North Yorkshire. Credit: ITV News Calendar

The aircraft crashed in fields in the Ryedale area between Castle Howard and the A64 at around 10.40am today.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch have been informed.

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Two casualties feared in aircraft crash in North Yorkshire

A light aircraft has crashed in North Yorkshire with two people suspected to have been on board, police have said.

The aircraft crashed in fields in the Ryedale area between Castle Howard and the A64 at around 10.40am.

Emergency services are on the scene and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed.

Roads in the area have been closed to allow emergency services to deal with the incident and members of the public are advised to keep away from the area.

– North Yorkshire Police spokesman

Up to 20 firefighters are on the scene and have set up a foam blanket around the aircraft in case it catches fire, a North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said.

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