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Fatal air crash, Newquay Airport

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Pilot deceased at scene

Emergency services were called at 7.35pm last night [17 August] following reports of an aircraft crash at Newquay Airport.

The twin-engine privately owned light aircraft was inbound from London and making an approach into Newquay Airport when the crash occurred on land off the runway.

The pilot, a 68-year-old local man and the sole occupant of the aircraft, was pronounced deceased at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

Police, ambulance and Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene.

The aircraft remains in situ pending an investigation by the Air Accident Investigation Branch.

Newquay Airport was closed for a short time but has now fully re-opened and operating as normal.


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