Two killed in light plane crash near Beverley Airfield

Emergency vehicles at the airfield

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A major search was carried out to find the aircraft

Two people were killed when a light aircraft crashed near an airfield in East Yorkshire.

Both the pilot and passenger suffered fatal injuries in the crash reported at about 19:30 BST on Wednesday, Humberside Police said.

A major search had taken place in the area to find the plane when it came down close to Beverley Airfield near Leven.

A full investigation is to be carried out into what happened, the force said.

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Police are still at the scene of the crash

The families of the plane’s occupants have been informed, it added.

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The Farm Watch network asked local farmers to search fields using headlights on their vehicles, joining fire fighters, the coastguard and the police in looking for the aircraft.

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Beverley Airfield is home to Hull Aero Club

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