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Plane crash victims ‘died doing what they loved’

Martin Bishop and Roderick Weaver were killed when their light aircraft came down on Sunday.

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Martin Bishop was one of two men who died (Gwent Police)

Martin Bishop was one of two men who died (Gwent Police)

Martin Bishop was one of two men who died (Gwent Police)

Tributes have been paid to two men who died “doing what they loved” in a light aircraft crash in south-east Wales.

Martin Bishop, 61, from Abergavenny, and 68-year-old grandfather-of-three Roderick Weaver, who lived in Cardiff, were killed in the incident on Sunday morning.

Mr Bishop and Mr Weaver were pronounced dead after the plane crashed into a field at Bryngwyn Road, near Raglan, Monmouthshire.

In statements released by Gwent Police, Mr Bishop’s family said: “Martin Bishop was a loving son, brother, husband and uncle who was well-loved by his family and friends.

“He was an active member of adventure sports, he loved his job as the national manager for Wales at Confor and he was an active member of the community.

“Martin died doing something he loved and will be sorely missed by all.”

Mr Weaver’s family added: “Roderick Weaver, beloved husband of Maureen, loving father to Sarah and Thomas, and Grandpa to Owen, Lowri and Frankie, missed by older sister Gay and many more, died doing what he loved.”

Inspectors from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch are examining the cause of the crash.

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