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Saturday 29 April 2017

British pilot 'killed in air crash' in Switzerland

Lauren Turner

The Foreign Office is investigating reports that a British pilot has died after the plane he was flying crashed in Switzerland.



Two people are believed to have been on the Piper aircraft when it came down in the canton of Neuchatel, in the west of the country, some 30 minutes after taking off yesterday morning.



Wreckage was found in woodland after a helicopter search. Both the 29-year-old pilot, reported to be a UK resident, and his 40-year-old passenger, whose nationality is not yet known, died.



It is understood they were flying to Amiens, France, having left Colombier, in Neuchatel.



A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We are liaising with local authorities to help identify individuals."

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