Two dead after light aircraft crash near Henley-on-Thames

James Morris
The plane crashed in a field in the village of Stonor (file image): Google Street View

Two people have died after a light aircraft crashed in a field near Henley-on-Thames.

Thames Valley Police said it was called to a field in the village of Stonor at about 2pm on Saturday.

And the force said in a statement on Sunday afternoon: "Sadly both the pilot and the passenger were pronounce dead at the scene. Their next of kin has been informed. No-one on the ground was injured.

"The fire service and ambulance service also attended the scene. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch were informed and Thames Valley Police is assisting with the initial investigation."

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said in a short statement: "The AAIB has sent a team to investigate an accident involving a light aircraft that occurred near Stonor, Oxfordshire."