Investigation underway into cause of fatal light aircraft crash near Shifnal

The light aircraft crashed in a field near Shifnal. Photo: Michelle Marshall
The light aircraft crashed in a field near Shifnal. Photo: Michelle Marshall

Investigators from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch are at the scene of yesterday’s light aircraft crash in which two people died near Shifnal.

The small light blue aircraft crashed into a field off Shaw Lane near Shifnal at just before 5pm yesterday.

Two people were on board the aircraft, the pilot and a passenger, they were both pronounced deceased at the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Spokesperson said: “West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Shifnal Airfield at just before 5.00pm on Monday afternoon to reports of a light aircraft crash.

“The Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and a land ambulance arrived on scene six minutes after the 999 call. They were backed up by a second land ambulance and a paramedic area support officer.

“Sadly, the MERIT Trauma doctor updated shortly afterwards that there was nothing that could be done to save the two occupants and they were confirmed dead at the scene.”

Shaw Lane is currently closed to traffic whilst the investigation in underway.