Leeds & West Yorkshire

Switzerland plane crash pilot from West Yorkshire

A pilot from West Yorkshire has been killed in a light aircraft crash in Switzerland, it has been confirmed.

The pilot, 29-year-old Sipan Osman, from Leeds, and his 40-year-old passenger died at the scene of the crash in the canton of Neuchatel.

The Foreign Office confirmed Mr Osman's identity, but not his passenger's.

The Piper aircraft came down in woodland on Friday morning, some 30 minutes after taking off from Neuchatel on a flight to Amiens, France.

The wreckage was found by emergency services after a helicopter search lasting several hours.

The passenger was from Neuchatel, police in Switzerland said. They still do not know the cause of the crash.

Mr Osman was treated by a crew from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance when a light aircraft he was flying in October 2010 ditched and sank in the River Derwent in North Yorkshire.

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