Light Aircraft Crash Investigations Ongoing Say Police

Light Aircraft Crash Investigations Ongoing Say Police
Light Aircraft Crash Investigations Ongoing Say Police

say they are working with Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) to find how a light aircraft crashed close to .

Flying south from the Scottish Borders, the aircraft and came down near to the landing approach at Airfield.

Two people lost their lives in the accident which happened on Wednesday 10 October near to Leven. Families of the deceased have been informed.

In a statement released said;

“An extensive multi-agency search was immediately launched across a large rural area to find the plane. This included numerous members of the public who offered their help.”

“The plane was found in the corner of a field some distance away from the road.”

“Information was passed on to us when the incident was first reported to indicate that the passenger and pilot were safe.”

“As our search began and progressed. It became clear that while this information had been provided with good intention, it was not correct.”

“The AAIB Inspectors are on scene and our officers are supporting their investigation.”

Police pass on condolences to light aircraft crash victims families

The head of ’s Special Operations Unit Chief Superintendent Darren Wildbore who was Gold Commander for this incident said;

“I would first like to pass on my sincere condolences to the families of the pilot and passenger involved in this tragic incident.”

“A search for the aircraft by all emergency services was undertaken and coordinated through a specialist search team including air support from the Air Search Rescue team.”

“It was a challenging environment in terms of the large rural location and under the hours of darkness.”

“I would personally like to thank all the volunteers, local residents, and farmers. They all assisted us by initially calling us and helping on the ground. Your help was invaluable.”

“As in these circumstances, this has now been referred to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch. We have trained investigators and other specialist resources who are supporting this.”

“We are appealing to anyone who might have any information regarding this to contact us on 101 quoting log 511 of 10/10/18.”

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