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First picture released of plane which crashed on Queen's Sandringham Estate and killed two people

PUBLISHED: 12:10 12 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:29 12 September 2017

Handout photo issued by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch of the scene of a light aircrash in Norfolk, where a pilot in his 50s and a female passenger in her 70s died. Picture: Air Accidents Investigation Branch/PA Wire

Handout photo issued by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch of the scene of a light aircrash in Norfolk, where a pilot in his 50s and a female passenger in her 70s died. Picture: Air Accidents Investigation Branch/PA Wire

The first picture of the plane which crashed on the Queen's Sandringham Estate, killing two people, has been released.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) released the picture at around midday of the Piper PA28 aircraft at the scene of the accident in Wolferton, near King’s Lynn.

The pilot, in his 50s, and a female passenger in her 70s died in the crash on private marshland yesterday (Monday, September 11).

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The land is part of the Sandringham Estate.

Emergency services were called just before 11am and Norfolk Police said the pair were pronounced dead at the scene.

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A spokesman for the Air Accidents Investigation Branch said. “The Air Accidents Investigation Branch sent a team of inspectors to investigate a fatal accident to a Piper PA28 aircraft at Wolferton, Norfolk, yesterday morning.

“Our inspectors are on site gathering evidence and conducting interviews.

“We expect to recover the aircraft later today and take it to our facility in Farnborough (in Hampshire) where a detailed examination can take place while our investigation continues.

“When our investigation is concluded, we will publish a report.”

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