Two men die as plane crashes into field
Both escaped crash but died later of burns
TWO men died after their light aircraft crashed in a field near Hinckley and burst into flames.
A 55-year-old and a 56-yearold managed to escape the wreckage and seek help at a nearby farm following the crash off Wolds Lane last Thursday afternoon.
However both men, who suffered serious burns, later died from their injuries at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s specialist burns unit in Birmingham.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is investigating the crash which happened in a field near Grove Farm at around 4.10pm on Thursday September 28.
Emergency services were called to the scene after the two men raised the alarm.
Both were airlifted to the QE hospital.
The 55-year-old man died in the early hours of Friday while the 56-year-old lost his fight for life later that day.
A statement from Warwickshire Police 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.”
West Midlands Ambulance Service sent several vehicles to the site.
Two ambulances, a senior paramedic officer and two air ambulances all attended while both the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire travelled to the scene with doctors on board.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they 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.”
Wolds Lane in Wolvey near to where a light aircraft crashed killing two men on board. Both men escaped the wreckage with serious burns but later died of their injuries at the QE Hospital in Birmingham