Two men killed in light aircraft crash in West Sussex

Two men have died after a light aircraft crash at an airfield in West Sussex.

Sussex Police said a 65-year-old and a 58-year-old died in the incident just north of Goodwood Airfield, near Chichester, on Wednesday afternoon.

Officers and fire and ambulance crews attended at 4.38pm.

In a statement, police said: "A 65-year-old man from Bulls Cross and a 58-year-old man from Gosport have sadly died following a light aircraft crash just north of Goodwood Airfield this afternoon.

"Officers are providing support to their families at this difficult time."

It added that the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed and no further information is available.

A spokesperson for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service said: "We were called to reports of an incident involving a light aircraft off New Road near Chichester at 4.38pm this afternoon.

"Joint Fire Control mobilised a crew from Chichester Fire Station along with the service’s Technical Rescue Unit to the scene.

"Our crew booked away from the scene at 5.29pm, but members of the public are urged to avoid the area for the time being to allow emergency service staff to work safely."

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