Wiltshire

Aircraft crash victim named as RAF test pilot Alexandre Jay Parr

Alexandre Jay Parr Image copyright MOD
Image caption Royal Air Force test pilot Alexandre Jay Parr died at the scene after the plane came down in a field close to Dinton

A man who died after the light aircraft he was in crashed near an airfield in Wiltshire has been named as RAF test pilot Alexandre Jay Parr.

He died at the scene after the plane came down in a field close to Dinton, near Salisbury, at about 10:50 BST.

Mr Parr, 40, lived in Marlborough and was married with three children. He worked at the Empire Test Pilots School at nearby Boscombe Down.

An MoD spokesman would not confirm if Mr Parr was piloting the aircraft.

The spokesman added that the crash was "a tragedy" and said Mr Parr would be "missed by many".

"Alex Parr was an outstanding husband, father, Royal Air Force officer, pilot, test pilot and friend," he said.

Another man was rescued from the wreckage and taken to hospital in Salisbury.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is conducting an investigation into the crash which involved a civilian plane.

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