Tayside and Central Scotland

Probe into fatal Clackmannanshire microlight crash

The microlight came down near the village of Kennet, by Clackmannan
Image caption The microlight crashed into a field near the village of Kennet in Clackmannanshire

An investigation has been launched into a microlight crash in Clackmannanshire which killed one person.

The red and white aircraft came down in a field near the village of Kennet, by Clackmannan, at about 14:15 on Thursday.

Police said they did not yet know where the microlight had come from. The dead pilot has not been named.

An inquiry into the crash will be led by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB).

A spokeswoman for Central Scotland Police said no-one else had been injured in the crash.

The fire service and paramedics were called to the crash site, but the pilot of the 23-year-old Gemini Flash microlight was declared dead at the scene.

'No insurance'

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the police.

Spokeswomen for both the AAIB and Central Scotland Police said the inquiry was at an "early stage" and that no further comment would be made.

But Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) records appear to suggest that the aircraft was uninsured and its registration had been cancelled.

A "No Flight" declaration was made on the microlight on 18 February 2011 - something which is done when an aircraft is not insured and the owner has declared it will not be flown until evidence of insurance is produced.

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