Crash pilot 'flew too low'

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The Independent Online
A PILOT who had previously been fined for crashing a plane into a tree, killed himself and his wife while flying too low, an inquest was told yesterday.

David Kay, 57, and his wife Hilda, 59, died instantly when their hired Cessna 182 aircraft crashed in Gussets Wood, near Skirmett, Buckinghamshire - six miles from a landing strip.

The inquest jury at High Wycombe returned a verdict of accidental death on the couple, from Cookham Dean, Berkshire, after hearing that Mr Kay, a company chairman, was travelling too low and too fast.