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Tempsford air crash: Dead pilot was Stephen Spavins

Crashed plane in Bedfordshire
Image caption Police said the crash happened at about 08:30 BST

A pilot who died when two single-seater light aircraft crashed in mid-air over Bedfordshire was a 46-year-old man from Lincolnshire, police said.

Stephen Spavins from Spalding died when his aircraft crashed to the ground at Tempsford near the Black Cat roundabout on the A1 on Tuesday.

The other aircraft was able to carry on flying and landed safely at Thurleigh airfield.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is investigating.

Image caption The aircraft crashed near the A1

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