Plane crash victims believed to be related


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Avon and Somerset Police believe the four people are from the same family. They were travelling to Dunkeswell on a six-seater plane, which crashed into a field in Somerset on Saturday morning (November 14).

Four people who died after a plane bound for Dunkeswell crashed in a field are all believed to be related, say police.

Although formal identification has not yet taken place, Avon and Somerset Police believe the four people - from the Surrey area - are from the same family.

The victims were a 56-year-old man, a 55-year-old woman, a 23-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man.

The aircraft was travelling towards Dunkeswell Aerodrome when it crashed in Churchinford, Somerset, on Saturday, November 14.

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The six-seater plane landed in a field near Buttles Lane at just before 11.44am.

Supt Richard Corrigan, of Avon and Somerset Police, said: “We have a specially trained family liaison officer supporting the affected family and they are being kept fully updated on our progress.

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“Our thoughts are with them at this extremely difficult time.

“A joint investigation is under way with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

“The focus of the activity will be investigative enquiries and then recovery of the aircraft.

“Road closures remain in place around the crash site.”

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