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A man in his 50s has died after his light aircraft crashed at Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire yesterday afternoon (Tues).

A man in his 50s has died after his light aircraft crashed at Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire,
Duxford, Cambridge
Wednesday 27 March 2024.
Picture by Terry Harris.

The pilot, from Bedfordshire, was pronounced dead at the scene after his privately-owned single-engine Cirrus plane crashed at 1.40pm. There were no other passengers in the plane.

Emergency services, including nine fire engines from Cambridgeshire and one from Newmarket, attended the incident.

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The Air Accident Investigation Branch is continuing its investigation at Duxford today (Wed).

A man in his 50s has died after his light aircraft crashed at Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire,
Duxford, Cambridge
Wednesday 27 March 2024.
Picture by Terry Harris.

A spokesperson from the Imperial War Museum Duxford said today: “At 1.40pm on Tuesday 26th March, emergency services were called to attend a crash involving a light aircraft at IWM Duxford.

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“We are sad to report that the pilot, a man in his 50s from the Bedfordshire area, did not survive the crash. Despite the best efforts of medical crews, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this incredibly difficult time. Cambridgeshire Police have informed next of kin, who attended the scene of the accident yesterday.

A man in his 50s has died after his light aircraft crashed at Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire,
Duxford, Cambridge
Wednesday 27 March 2024.
Picture by Terry Harris.

“The aircraft was a privately-owned General Aviation Cirrus SR22, based at Duxford. There were no other passengers. Police have now passed the investigation over to the Air Accident Investigation Branch, who remain on site at Duxford.”

IWM Duxford will be closed to the public until Friday.

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