Two men who died when their plane crashed near Castle Howard are named by police

Photograph: Richard McDougall
2 May 2016 @ 6.10 pm
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Roads are closed as police investigate
Roads are closed as police investigate

The two men who died in a plane crash near Castle Howard have today (May 2) been named by police.

They were Cameron James Forster, 21, from Sussex, and 25-year-old Ajvir Singh Sandhu from Essex.

Both men were student pilots in the RAF.

They died in the light aircraft crash in Ryedale on Saturday (April 30).

The police asked the media to respect their families’ privacy at this extremely difficult time.


From April 30, 2016 11.48am

Two people killed in plane crash near Castle Howard

Two people were killed today (Saturday, April 30) when their plane crashed near Castle Howard.

North Yorkshire Police received a number of calls from members of the public at around 10.40am to say a light aircraft had come down.

The aircraft crashed in fields between Castle Howard and the A64.

This afternoon police confirmed that two men, the pilot and passenger, died in the accident.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch have been informed.

Roads in the area we’re closed to allow emergency services to deal with the incident and members of the public were advised to keep away from the area.

Officers have Tweeted out a plea to keep away from the Whitwell and Welburn areas.

A police spokeswoman said: “We will release further information when we are able.”