Two men die after plane crash-lands and suffers 'significant damage'

Two men die after plane crash-lands and suffers ‘significant damage’

Two men have died after a plane crash-landed in Staffordshire, causing ‘significant damage’.

Police said the men, aged 63 and 56, died on Sunday afternoon when the light aircraft they were in crashed in Otherton, Penkridge.

Eyewitnesses described a ‘terrifying descent then a boom’ as the plane descended towards the ground before bursting into flames. 

Officers from Staffordshire Police and paramedics rushed to the scene, but unfortunately both men were declared dead.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, West Midlands Ambulance Service and Midlands Air Ambulance all sent crews to the incident.

Detective Inspector Peter Goodwin, of CID South at Staffordshire Police, said: ‘We are continuing to work in parallel with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch to establish the circumstances leading up to the crash.

‘We are keen to hear from witnesses or anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam footage of the area at the time.’

Police are appealing for anyone with information regarding the crash to contact them on 101, quoting incident number 372 of June 4.

This is a breaking news story and is being updated. 

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