Two Dead In North Yorkshire Aircraft Crash

Two people have died, after a light aircraft crashed in North Yorkshire, England.

Two men have died in a light aircraft crash in North Yorkshire, police have confirmed.

The pilot and a passenger died after the aircraft came down in a field off Mains Lane, between Whitwell-on-the-Hill and Wellburn, officers said.

Emergency services were called to the scene near Castle Howard in the Ryedale area at about 10:40 BST.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch has launched an inquiry. Police are yet to confirm the victims’ identities.

Supt Mark Grange, from North Yorkshire Police, said the plane was still mostly intact when it landed more than 200m away from the nearest houses.


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