Monday 20 November 2017

Two killed in light aircraft crash

By Kim Pilling

A man and a woman have died after a light aircraft crashed near a runway at manufacturers Airbus UK.

North Wales Police were informed of the incident involving a twin-engine aircraft in Broughton at about 1.10pm today.

A police spokesman said: "The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital where she later died.

"Police are currently at the scene and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has been informed. A full investigation will be undertaken to establish the full circumstances of the incident."

A spokesman for Airbus said the crash at the Hawarden airfield did not involve one of its aircraft.

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