Two Die after Small Plane Crashes At Hawarden Airport Broughton
A man and a woman have died after a light aircraft crashed near the runway at Airbus UK Broughton.
Police were informed of the incident involving a twin engine light aircraft at 1.07pm on Friday.
Police, Ambulance and the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service attended.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital where she later died.
North Wales Police are working with the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) to establish what caused the plane to crash at Airbus UK
A full investigation will be undertaken to establish the full circumstances of the incident.
The AAIB will lead the investigation.
North Wales Police are currently not in a position to identify the man and the woman who died.
The Coroner has been informed.
North Wales Police Statement
The AAIB has deployed a team to investigate a light aircraft accident at Hawarden Airport
— AAIB (@aaibgovuk) November 15, 2013
Broughton Councillor Mike Lowe has described news of today’s plane crash as ‘devastating’.
“I feel for the families that have lost their loved ones, it’s going to be devastating for them, that’s all I can say.”
Flintshire Councillor Derek Butler has paid his condolences after two people died in a plane crash in Broughton.
“All I can say is that it’s a very unusual occurrence. There was another crash up the hill about 10 years ago, but that only caused injury. I can’t remember another and I’ve been here 45 years. It’s very sad.”