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Churchinford air crash tragedy

Parents and two adult children believed killed in plane crash
The four people killed in the Churchinford plane crash on 14 November were  a mother, father and their two adult children.
The six-seater Piper Malibu Mirage  aircraft came down in stormy weather in a field on Dave Manning’s Higher Southey Farm, just above the Bolham Valley, four miles short of its destination, Dunkeswell airfield. The airfield  was not expecting it, said The Times newspaper.
The victims, from Woking in Surrey, were named as amateur pilot Phil Garvey, his wife Ann and two of their five children, Emily, 23, and Dan, 20.  who were all pronounced dead at the scene.
Mr Manning told the BBC: “'The next door neighbour came in and said the plane had come down. 'We just went out and looked and there was basically nothing we could do.
“We took the pulse of one of the passengers and there was no pulse and we could smell aviation fuel, so we just left it until the emergency services turned up.”
 Investigators from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch have been on the scene trying to work out the cause of the crash. The  cockpit and tail were said to have been almost completely snapped off and one wing appeared to be missing. The plane had taken off from Fairoaks Airport n Surrey and had apparently crashed in heavy rain and high winds. Roads near the crash scene have remained closed.
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