Five dead in light plane crash

Five people were killed in a light aircraft collision in the UK last month.
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Five people were killed in a light aircraft collision in the UK last month.

A twin engine Cessna 407 crashed into a smaller single engine plane mid air above a field close to Coventry Airport. According to eye witnesses the smaller aircraft, carrying only the pilot, disintegrated immediately after hitting the Cessna. Debris spread for miles around the accident scene but there have been no reported injuries on the ground. The pilot of the twin engine aircraft crashed into a nearby field with three other passengers.

The Cessna 407 was owned by Reconnaissance Ventures Ltd (RVL), a company based at Coventry Airport to carry out survey work for government entities and private firms. Colin Davis, RVL's managing director, told BBC news that the aircraft had taken a "routine flight" and appeared to be on a “perfectly normal" approach to the airport when it collided with the smaller light aircraft.

Det Supt Adrian McGee who was present at the scene said: "How they collided and how they came to the collision we still do not know."

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