Dorset

Two die in light aircraft crash near Shaftesbury

Crashed plane near Compton Abbas Airfield
Image caption The plane came down east of the airfield near Shaftesbury

Two people have died in a light aircraft crash near an airfield in Dorset.

The plane came down east of Compton Abbas Airfield near Shaftesbury at 09.28 BST, police said.

The pilot, aged 64 from Blandford, and the passenger, aged 67, from Shaftesbury, were killed in the crash.

Dorset Police identified the plane as a Tiger Moth and the Air Accident Investigation Branch has sent a team to the area to start inquiries.

Image caption Compton Abbas Airfield on the border of Wiltshire and Dorset is about four miles south of the town of Shaftesbury

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