Update: Two men dead after plane crash near Wolvey

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance
Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance

Two men have died after the plane they were piloting crashed in a field near Wolvey on Thursday.

Their single-engine light aircraft came down in a field off Wolds Lane at around 4pm.

Both men suffered serious burns.

Two ambulances, a senior paramedic officer and two air ambulances were sent to the scene.

Both the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire travelled with doctors on board.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found a single engined light aircraft that had been completely destroyed by fire.

“Two men had managed to get out and had found help at a nearby farm where workers were cooling their burns with water.

“Both men were anaesthetised at the scene and were airlifted separately to the Regional Burns Unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for specialist treatment; both were described as being in a critical condition.”

Both men, one 55 and the other 56, died at the hospital and their next of kin have been notified.

Warwickshire Police are supporting the families at this difficult time.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has been notified and is investigating the incident.