28th July 2016
A Gyro copter light aircraft pilot was killed after crashing at Turweston Aerodrome this morning.
The Pilot Richard Green was the only person on board the plane, which came down on the main runway at Turweston Aerodrome, Buckinghamshire, Richard was a much repected member of the Turweston community.
A Thames Valley Police spokesman said the force was called at about 11:30 BST.
He added: "Sadly, the pilot of the aircraft was pronounced dead at the scene. The death is not believed to be suspicious."
Police, Fire, Ambulance and the air ambulance all attended the scene.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch dispatched a team to the crash site.
Turweston Airfield will be closed to aircraft until Saturday 30 July. According to a statement From the LAA
Statement from Turweston Aerodorme....
"FATAL ACCIDENT AT TURWESTON AERODROME
We are saddened to report that earlier today (Thursday) the pilot of a gyroplane died in an accident at Turweston Aerodrome. As a result of the subsequent AAIB investigations, we are informed the airfield will be closed until Saturday morning, meaning that visits by air to LAA HQ will not be possible on Friday 29th July. Naturally we send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased pilot and our thoughts are also with all our friends and neighbours in the Turweston flying community."