Two die in Wolferton plane crash on Queen's Sandringham Estate


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Police said the crash happened near the village of Wolferton

Two people have died in a light aircraft crash on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

The pilot, who was in his 50s, and a female passenger in her 70s died when the plane came down in marshland near Wolferton at about 11:00 BST on Monday.

They were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, Norfolk Police said. There were no other casualties.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is investigating the circumstances of the crash.

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A police cordon is in place on Steer Road in the village

The village of Wolferton lies within the Sandringham Estate and is about seven miles (11km) north of King’s Lynn, near the north Norfolk coast.

Emergency services including the police, Coastguard, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, the East of England Ambulance Service and the air ambulance were called to the scene.

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Steer Road leading out of the village towards the marshland has been blocked off by police who are at the scene working with officials from the AAIB.

The wreckage of the white and blue plane remains on the marsh just behind the sea wall.

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Wolferton lies within the Sandringham Estate



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