Two dead after plane crashes into field near Henley-on-Thames

Two people have died in a light aircraft crash in a field near Henley-on-Thames.

Thames Valley Police said there were two people travelling on board the small bi-plane when it crashed at 2:10pm on Saturday.

The fire service and ambulance rushed to help but the passenger and pilot were "sadly" pronounced dead at the scene.

Their next of kin have been informed.

The police force said no-one on the ground was injured and it is assisting the UK's Air Accidents Investigation Branch with its investigation.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said they "were notified of the accident and accident investigators are travelling to the accident site to examine the aircraft and to commence a field investigation examining all aspects of the aircraft's operation.

"The aircraft wreckage will be recovered to the AAIB's facility at Farnborough for more detailed examination. The AAIB investigation will take some time and an accident report will be released in due course.”

Stonor is home to Stonor House, a 13th-century country houseand private deer park among the Chiltern Hills.

The house was the set for various movies including James Bond's The Living Daylights.

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