Two people die after aircraft crash near Leven

Two people have died after a light aircraft crashed one mile short of its runway near Leven.

The emergency services launched an extensive search of the countryside close to Beverley Airfield last night.

Both the pilot and passenger suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

The police statement says: "We want to thank all emergency services, volunteers and local residents involved in the search, their assistance is very much appreciated.

"A full investigation into the circumstances of the collision will be carried out."

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