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Light aircraft crash - Overbury, Tewkesbury: updated

Emergency services remain at the scene of a light aircraft crash in a field near to Overbury, Tewkesbury.

Police received a report of the incident at 12.49pm this afternoon (Monday 8 January). West Midlands Ambulance Service and Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance.

Two people who were on board the aircraft, the pilot and a passenger, were sadly both pronounced deceased at the scene. Officers are working to identify and inform their next of kin and formal identification is yet to take place. There were no other reported injuries.

A scene guard and a cordon are in place at the scene of the incident and are likely to remain there overnight.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) have been informed and a team of investigators have been deployed. 

Superintendent Kevin Purcell from West Mercia Police said: "Emergency services remain at the scene of the incident, in which two people have sadly died. 

"We have been working closely with our colleagues from the other emergency services at the scene to make the area safe and to ensure the resulting investigation can now proceed, which will be led by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch. We will continue to support them throughout their investigation.

"Our thoughts remain with the families of the two people who have lost their lives."

Issued: 4.55pm, Monday 8 January, HCB, Corporate Communications



Published 08/01/18