Aldham Plane Crash: Investigation Starts

9 December 2012, 06:00 | Updated: 9 December 2012, 08:29

Investigators are trying to work out this morning how a light aircraft crashed at Aldham near Hadleigh in Suffolk killing the pilot.

The security cordon remains in place around the scene of the crash, and recovery work on the plane will start today.

The light aircraft came down into an open area, hitting a tree before becoming submerged in a pond.

Police have confirmed that one person died in the crash who is understood by Heart to be the pilot.

An investigation into the crash will be carried out by the Air Accident Investigation Branch supported by Suffolk Police.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Luckett

Dennis Hill, who owns a property near the crash site, said the plane narrowly missed his house and several others as it plunged to the ground.

He said: ``The plane flew across the fields and into the tree, before falling into the pond. My sons went to investigate, but our property was not damaged and it crashed two or three properties up from ours.

An Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) spokesman said: ``The AAIB is aware of the incident and has sent a team to investigate the light aircraft accident near Ipswich.''

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