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Two dead after light aircraft crash near Beverley Airport in East Yorkshire

Police say a full investigation has been launched after an extensive search found the pilot and passenger with fatal injuries.

The families of the victims have been informed

Two people have been killed after a light aircraft crashed near an airfield in East Yorkshire.

Police launched a search at 7.30pm on Wednesday following reports a plane had come down a mile short of the runway at Beverley Airfield.

In a statement Humberside Police initially said both people on board were thought to be safe and the area was being searched to find them.

However, the force later said: “Following an extensive search of the countryside close to Beverley Airfield near Leven a light aircraft has now been found.

“The aircraft had crashed and sadly both the pilot and a passenger who were the occupants of the aircraft suffered fatal injuries in the collision.

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