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A person has died after a light-weight plane crashed on the Imperial War Museum Duxford in Cambridgeshire, it has been confirmed, with the Airline Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) at present on web site.

A press release issued by the IWM Duxford stated emergency companies have been scrambled yesterday at 1.40pm after experiences of a airplane crash.

It added: “We are sad to report that the pilot, a man in his 50s from the Bedfordshire area, did not survive the crash.

“Despite the most effective efforts of medical crews, he was pronounced lifeless on the scene.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this incredibly difficult time. Cambridgeshire Police have informed next of kin, who attended the scene of the accident yesterday.

“The plane was a privately-owned General Aviation Cirrus SR22, based mostly at Duxford.

“There were no other passengers.

“Police have now handed the investigation over to the Air Accident Investigation Branch, who stay on web site at Duxford.

“IWM Duxford will be closed to the public on Wednesday and Thursday.

“We anticipate to reopen on Friday.

“We have no further information to share at this time.”

A press release issued by the AAIB yesterday stated: “A multi-disciplinary team of AAIB inspectors has deployed to Duxford, Cambridgeshire, to begin investigating an accident involving a light aircraft.”

The plane will now transported to the AAIB’s headquarters in Farnborough, Hampshire for additional investigation work