A plane crashed in Monmouthshire, South Wales on Sunday at 11:15 BST, leaving two people dead. Fire crews, two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and a specialist rescue team arrived at the scene of the light aircraft crash near Raglan, Wales. According to a report from BBC, Gwent Police announced that two men died in the crash.
The cause of Sunday’s crash in Monmouthshire is currently being investigated by the Air Accident Investigation Branch. Relatives of the two victims have been informed about the fatal crash and are being tended to by family liaison officers.
A local resident reportedly witnessed the crash, telling reporters about how the aircraft suddenly disappeared from view. The resident, Jan Cooke, told BBC that “We were out in the garden and saw a light aircraft come over, which is normal round here.”
“It was sort of a glider-type aircraft. The engine was very quiet and slow, and then the next thing we knew the engine stopped,” said Cooke. “I don’t know what happened next, because it sort of disappeared.”
As investigation into the crash continues, roads in the area remains closed. According to the South Wales Ambulance Service, a large amount of resources have been set to the crash scene for assistance. However, it hasn’t been confirmed whether or not anyone has been sent to the hospital.
Gwent Police can confirm it is attending the scene of an accident involving a light aircraft in the Tregare, Raglan area and is working with emergency services at the scene.
— Gwent Police (@gwentpolice) June 10, 2018
Only hours after the crash in Monmouthshire, there was another light aircraft that crashed in Salford, Greater Manchester. However, in that incident, two men onboard were able to escape from the wreckage at about 3:10 P.M. BST. According to a spokesman from the North West Ambulance Service, “One casualty was taken to hospital with head and neck injuries not believed to be serious.”
According to The Sun, emergency services received a call regarding the Salford plane crash “at 3:12 P.M. saying that a light aircraft had come down in a farmer’s field one mile from City Airport. Two men were inside, they self rescued and were conscious and breathing. We sent two pumps from Eccles, one from Irlam, and an all-terrain vehicle from Irlam.”