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Public tributes for airport founder Bob Jones in Welshpool

Bob Jones
A procession to 'take home' Bob Jones starts at his Mid Wales Airport

The funeral of Powys air crash victim Bob Jones will begin at the airport he founded in Welshpool.

The 60-year-old died alongside experienced pilot Steve Carr, 55, from Ruthin, Denbighshire in January.

Mr Jones' funeral will take place on Saturday and include a public service in the afternoon at St Mary's Church in Welshpool.

An air accident investigation is continuing into how the twin-engine Piper plane came down on Long Mountain.

Mr Jones built Mid Wales Airport on fields near the farm he owned, developing it from a grass strip in 1990 to act as a base for businesses operating aircraft in the area.

The Wales Air Ambulance's mid Wales helicopter also flies from the site.

Wreckage

The public service at St Mary's Church to celebrate Mr Jones' life starts at 13:30 GMT.

The funeral of former RAF pilot and music producer, Steve Carr, is taking place on Friday at Pentrebychan Crematorium in Wrexham.

Meanwhile, the Air Accident Investigation Branch has confirmed that wreckage from the aircraft has been taken to its headquarters in Farnborough, Hampshire.

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