Two killed in Monmouthshire light aircraft accident

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Two men have been killed in a light aircraft crash near Raglan, in Monmouthshire.

Fire crews, two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and a specialist rescue team were sent to the area at about 11:15 BST on Sunday.

Gwent Police said two men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Their relatives have been informed and are being supported by family liaison officers.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch is investigating the cause of the crash and have been at the scene for most of the day.

One nearby resident described hearing the aircraft fly overhead.

"We were out in the garden and saw a light aircraft come over, which is normal round here," said Jan Cooke.

"It was sort of a glider-type aircraft. The engine was very quiet and slow, and then the next thing we knew the engine stopped.

"I don't know what happened next, because it sort of disappeared."

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Roads in the area have been closed all day

South Wales Ambulance Service said it had sent a large amount of resources to the area, but confirmed that no one had been taken to hospital.

Roads around the crash site remain closed while the air accident investigation continues.

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