January 19th, 2012|
January 18, 2012
Today two people were killed after a light aircraft crashed into Long Mountain in Leighton, close to Welshpool, reports the BBC.
One of these people was one of the founders and the manager of Mid Wales Airport, near Welshpool, which was built on his land in the early 1990s. He was a businessman and a farmer.
Following the air crash, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service sent three engines to the scene, and police and the Welsh Ambulance Service were also there.
A local farmer said that the plane crashed into a field around a mile from his house.
“Part of it is in the field and part of it is in the woods, so it’s obviously broken up quite a bit.”
Mid Wales Airport would not comment, but it closed for the day after the tragedy.
The Air Accident Investigation Branch is investigating.