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Family tributes to Builth Wells fatal plane crash men

Scott Penlington and Nick Jefferies Image copyright Family photos
Image caption Scott Penlington and Nick Jefferies

Families have paid tribute to the two men who died when a small plane crashed in Powys on Sunday.

Pilot Nick Jefferies and Scott Penlington, both from Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, died at the scene at Cwmbach, Builth Wells.

Mr Jefferies was described as an adventure seeker "fuelled by his love for life".

Mr Penlington's family said they had been "overwhelmed by the hundreds of tributes" in his memory.

The Independent Air Accidents Investigation Branch is leading the inquiry into the crash.

The wreckage has been taken to its headquarters at Farnborough, Hampshire, for a more detailed examination.

Image caption Emergency personnel removed the aircraft from the crash scene on Tuesday

Farmer Steve Powell said the aircraft appeared to have "fallen out of the sky".

"It is a terrible tragedy," he said.

Dyfed-Powys Police released statements on behalf of both men's families on Friday.

Mr Jefferies' family said he had "influenced the lives of many", adding that he believed in "living a life without limits".

Mr Penlington's family described him as a fun-loving and kind-hearted man who would be "desperately missed".

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