Saturday, 26 August 2017

Two men in their 60s dead after light aircraft crash near Shaftesbury

Two men in their 60s have been killed in a plane crash in Dorset.

The pilot, a 64-year-old from Blandford, and his passenger, a 67-year-old from Shaftesbury, were confirmed dead after their Tiger Moth plane came down near Compton Abbas Airfield.

Police were alerted when smoke was spotted rising from the site of the crash just before 9.30am on Saturday.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch has been informed.
Chief Inspector Richard Bell, of Dorset Police, said: "Our thoughts are very much with their families at this very difficult time.

"For a brief period due to the smoke we had to put road closures in place and would like to thank any affected motorists for their patience."

Compton Abbas Airfield was contacted for comment but a spokeswoman said it did not have any information.

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