Two fatally injured in light aircraft crash

Jamie Arrowsmith – Tuesday 6th June 2023 – 10am.

Two men have died following a light aircraft crash landing in Staffordshire at the weekend.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Ortherton Airfield in Penkridge at 1.58pm on Sunday and sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a light aircraft that had suffered significant damage and two male patients.

“Sadly, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save either man, and they were both confirmed dead at the scene.”

Staffordshire Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam footage of the area at the time.

If you have any information, CCTV or dashcam footage that could help with inquiries, contact Staffordshire Police by calling 101, quoting incident 372 of 4 June, or message using Live Chat on the website –

To report anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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