Light aircraft crash near M1 kills two
- 14 June 2014
- From the section Nottingham
Two men were killed when the light aircraft they were flying crashed in a field in Nottinghamshire.
They were believed to be the only people on board when the plane came down near the M1 motorway on Saturday.
Witnesses described it nose-diving before the crash.
Nottinghamshire Police confirmed an investigation was under way after the accident near Hucknall at about 13:30 BST between junctions 26 and 27.
Inspectors from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch have been deployed to the scene, a spokeswoman for the force said.
Craig Wing, 31, from Clifton, was approaching junction 27 when he saw the aircraft was in trouble.
He said: "It lost control and it just dipped straight down. [The pilot] managed to swerve from the M1 and into the field."
Mr Wing, who described the aircraft as a glider, added: "I've gone straight over to the plane and obviously seen the two people, it was very upsetting.
"I had to do what I had to do. I wanted to try and help."
One lane was closed on the M1 southbound.