Two people left dead after light aircraft crash in East Yorkshire

Crash – two people have died following a light aircraft crash in East Yorkshire (Picture: PA)

Two people have died after a light aircraft crashed in East Yorkshire.

Searches were launched on Wednesday evening after reports of the plane coming down a mile short of the runway at Beverley Airfield.

Initially, Humberside Police said it was believed that both people on board the aircraft were safe and searches had been launched to find them.

People in the area urged others to search fields to look for the pair.


But in a later statement Humberside Police said: “Following an extensive search of the countryside close to Beverley Airfield near Leven a light aircraft has now been found.

“The aircraft had crashed and sadly both the pilot and a passenger who were the occupants of the aircraft suffered fatal injuries in the collision.

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“The families have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

“We want to thank all emergency services, volunteers and local residents involved in the search, their assistance is very much appreciated.”

A spokesman said a full investigation into the circumstances of the crash was under way.