firefighters called to fatal plane crash in south Somerset
people were killed in a crash involving a six-seater light aircraft
in south Somerset on Saturday (November 14th).
men and two women were in the plane which came down in a field
near Churchinford, south of Taunton, shortly before midday.
said they were heading from the Surrey area towards Dunkeswell
Aerodrome, in east Devon, which is five miles from the crash site.
crews from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, who included
a team from Burnham-On-Sea fire station with a welfare pod, attended
along with others from South Western Ambulance Service, the police,
air ambulance and a police helicopter.
Richard Corrigan, of Avon and Somerset Police, said: "This
is a very sad incident in which four people have tragically lost
too early to give any further details about the victims but we're
ensuring specially trained officers are making contact with their
next-of-kin and giving them all the support they need."
been working very closely with our colleagues from the other emergency
services at the scene to make the area safe and ensure the resulting
investigation can proceed."
Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has been informed and
has started its investigation.