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Pilot dies after light aircraft crashes near Corby

Spanhoe Airfield Image copyright Google
Image caption Entrance to Spanhoe Airfield from where the accident happened

A pilot has died after the light aircraft he was flying crashed shortly after take-off police have confirmed.

The aircraft crashed shortly after take-off from Spanhoe Airfield, near Corby at about 12:45GMT on Sunday.

Northamptonshire Police said a passenger on board sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries and is in hospital.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch and the police are investigating the cause of the crash.

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