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Two dead after light plane crashes on marshland

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is investigating after visiting the site in Norfolk.

A plane crashed, killing its pilot and passenger, on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

The pilot, in his 50s, and a female passenger in her 70s, died in the crash on private marshland near Wolferton on Monday.

The land is part of the Sandringham Estate.

Emergency services were called just before 11am and Norfolk Police said the pair were pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman for the Air Accidents Investigation Branch said. “The Air Accidents Investigation Branch sent a team of inspectors to investigate a fatal accident to a Piper PA28 aircraft at Wolferton, Norfolk, yesterday morning.

“Our inspectors are on site gathering evidence and conducting interviews.

“We expect to recover the aircraft later today and take it to our facility in Farnborough (in Hampshire) where a detailed examination can take place while our investigation continues.

“When our investigation is concluded, we will publish a report.”

A spokesman for Norfolk Coroner’s Service said it had been notified of the deaths and an inquest would be opened and adjourned in due course.

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