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Pilot and passenger die when their light aircraft crashes into a field near Henley 

Pilot and passenger die when their light aircraft crashes into a field near Henley

  • Two people died when a plane crashed yesterday afternoon in Stonor, Oxon
  • The plane’s pilot and their passenger died after the light aircraft plumetted
  • Thames Valley Police responded to reports of the crash at 2.10pm yesterday 

A pilot and their passenger died after their light aircraft plummeted in to a field near Henley yesterday afternoon.

The two people were pronounced dead at the scene after Thames Valley Police received reports of a crash at 2.10pm in Stonor, near Henley, Oxfordshire.

The pilot and passenger were the only people on board, and no one on the ground was injured, according to the force. 

The two people were pronounced dead at the scene after Thames Valley Police received reports of a crash at 2.10pm in Stonor, near Henley, Oxon. Pictured, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch at the scene this morning

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch are assisting with Thames Valley Police's initial investigation just 4.7 miles from Henley-on-Thames

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch are assisting with Thames Valley Police’s initial investigation just 4.7 miles from Henley-on-Thames

A spokesman said: ‘Officers are currently near Henley-on-Thames, following an aircraft crash.

‘The fire service and ambulance service also attended the scene.’ 

The deceased’s next of kin have been informed. 

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch are assisting with Thames Valley Police’s initial investigation.  

A spokesman said: ‘On 24 August 2019 at approximately 1400 hrs local time, a small bi-plane crashed near Stonor, Oxfordshire. 

The pilot and passenger were the only people on board, and no one on the ground was injured. Pictured, Stonor near Henley

The pilot and passenger were the only people on board, and no one on the ground was injured. Pictured, Stonor near Henley

‘It is understood the two occupants were fatally injured. 

‘The Air Accidents Investigation Branch were notified and accident investigators are travelling to the site to examine the aircraft and to commence a field investigation examining all aspects of the aircraft’s operation. 

‘The aircraft wreckage will be recovered to the AAIB’s facility at Farnborough for more detailed examination. The AAIB investigation will take some time and an accident report will be released in due course.’

Curly, the landlord of the nearby Rainbow Inn said that he was unaware of the crash until it was reported in the media. 

‘We saw all the emergency services rushing along the road and the noise from the helicopter but we didn’t take any notice until we found out it was a plane crash,’ he said.  

Simon and Catherine Stanger of Stonor also said that they weren’t aware of the crash until the next day.  

‘Small planes are always doing loop de loop’s over this area, I really hope it wasn’t one of those,’ they said.  

 

 More to follow.

 

 

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