Norfolk

Aerobatics pilot dies in plane crash at Old Buckenham Airfield

Plane which crashed at Old Buckenham Image copyright Mustard TV
Image caption The plane crashed during a press day for an airshow

An aerobatics pilot has died in a plane crash at an airfield in Norfolk.

Police were called at 14:40 BST to Old Buckenham, near Attleborough, after reports of a light aircraft crash.

David Jenkins, who was in his 50s, is understood to have been flying an Edge 360 plane as part of a press day for an airshow.

A friend, who did not wish to be named, said "he was the best bloke I knew" and added Mr Jenkins was "highly skilled".

Mr Jenkins was a member of the Wildcat Aerobatic Team, based at Old Buckenham Airfield.

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Image caption The area was cordoned off following the crash
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Image caption The plane was operating from Old Buckenham Airfield in Norfolk

The fire and ambulance service were also called to the scene. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed.

A Norfolk Police spokeswoman said: "An area of the airfield has been cordoned off while officers deal with the incident."

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