Sec­ond air crash vic­tim dies

Nuneaton Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

THE sec­ond man se­ri­ously in­jured af­ter a light air­craft crashed in War­wick­shire has now sadly died.

The plane burst in to flames af­ter crash­ing in to a field off Wolds Lane, just out­side Wolvey, on Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

Two men – aged 55 and 56 - were air­lifted to Queen El­iz­a­beth Hos­pi­tal in Birm­ing­ham hav­ing suf­fered se­ri­ous burns.

The 55-year-old died in the early hours of Fri­day morn­ing and now War­wick­shire Po­lice have stated that the 56-yearold has also passed away.

A spokesman for the force 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.”

The crash hap­pened at around 4.05pm on Thurs­day and saw the sin­gle-en­gined air­craft “com­pletely de­stroyed”, West Mid­lands Am­bu­lance Ser­vice said.

They sent a num­ber of crews to the scene in­clud­ing the War­wick­shire and Northamp­ton­shire Air Am­bu­lance and the Mid­lands Air Am­bu­lance from Stafford­shire, while fire­fight­ers and po­lice also at­tended.

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