Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Plane Crashes Into a Mountain in Wales, 2 Dead

Two people have been killed after a light aircraft crashed into a mountain in Wales.

Police said a "small aircraft" had been involved in the incident at Long Mountain in Leighton, near Welshpool, Powys.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at around midday.

Chief Inspector Martin Tavener, of Dyfed-Powys Police, said: "This incident involved a light aircraft which has come down on Long Mountain.

"The Air Accident Investigation Branch are en route to the scene and will take on the investigation from here."

Mr Tavener added: "We have now located next of kin and a family liaison officer has been appointed."

A Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Two appliances from Welshpool, one appliance from Llanfair Caereinion, and a Land Rover Pump from Llanfyllin have attended the incident.

"Two breathing apparatus sets have been in use, and a low-pressure hose reel jet."
Welshpool is home to Mid-Wales airport which has a flying club.

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