Monday, January 8, 2018

Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior III, G-WAVS, Aeros Flight Training: Fatal accident occurred January 08, 2018 near Overbury, Tewkesbury, between Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, UK

An investigation has been launched into a plane crash that killed two people on Monday.

The Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior III crashed in a fields near Overbury, on the slopes of Bredon Hill, at 12.46pm on Monday.

Emergency services rushed to the scene, but were unable to help the pilot and passenger of the aircraft.

A spokesman for the Air Accident Investigation Branch confirmed that an an investigation has been launched.

The crash site was cordoned off overnight between Monday and Tuesday, and the wreckage was due to be taken away to the AAIB's headquarters in Hampshire, where it will be closely examined by experts to determine the cause of the crash.

The spokesman said that the investigation could take up to 12 months before it is concluded and its report published.

The aircraft was thought to have been based at the Gloucestershire Airport at Staverton, between Gloucester and Cheltenham.

Gloucestershire Airport issued a statement on Monday saying: "Two people were killed when the light aircraft they were flying in crashed at Overbury. Our air traffic control staff raised the alarm when contact was lost with the aircraft around 12.40pm. Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragic accident."

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