20th Oct, 2017

Two men dead following Warwickshire plane crash

Ian Hughes 30th Sep, 2017

TWO men have died after a light aircraft crashed near a Warwickshire village.

The two men were airlifted to hospital in Birmingham with serious burns after their plane came down in a field next to Wolds Lane, just outside Wolvey, at about 4pm on Thursday September 26.

Police confirmed both men, aged 55 an 56, both later died in hospital.

A police spokesman said: “Next of kin have been notified and officers from Warwickshire Police are supporting the families at this difficult time.

“The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has been notified and is investigating the incident.”

Both the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire, were quickly on the scene, both with doctors on board. Two land ambulances also attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews found a single engined light aircraft that had been completely destroyed by fire.

“Two men had managed to get out and had found help at a nearby farm where workers were cooling their burns with water.

“Both men were anaesthetised at the scene and were airlifted separately to the Regional Burns Unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for specialist treatment; both were described as being in a critical condition.”

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