Cambridgeshire

One dead and another injured in Bourn Airfield plane crash

The plane crash scene
Image caption The two-seater Cessna crashed at about 11:20 BST, killing the pilot and leaving the passenger with serious injuries in hospital

One man has died and another has been seriously injured in a plane crash, police have confirmed.

It happened at 11:20 BST at Bourn Airfield, between Cambridge and Cambourne.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), which sent four inspectors to the scene, said the plane involved was a private Cessna-type aircraft.

The man who died, the pilot of the plane, has been described as "meticulous" and "experienced".

Trevor Gilpin, Rural Flying Corps, which operates at the site, said: "My thoughts and the rest of the club's thoughts are all with his family."

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Image caption The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said it will remain at the site

The AAIB said the Cessna aircraft was typically used for training and had space on board for two people.

It said it would remain on site while investigations continue.

Cambridgeshire Police attended together with the fire service and the East of England Ambulance Service.

Police said the coroner had been informed.

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