French pair killed in biplane crash

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The Independent Online

Two men have died after their biplane crashed in woods. The pair, believed to be French nationals, came down in Rotherfield Greys, near Henley, Oxfordshire, at around 4.45pm on Saturday.

The pilot, believed to be 40, was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where he later died while his 32-year-old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. A police spokesman said: "Both men are believed to be French nationals, however, officers have been unable to trace the family of the pilot. Police officers continue to protect the scene today while investigators from Air Accidents Investigation Branch examine the aircraft."

The biplane had taken off from White Waltham Airfield, near Maidenhead, Berkshire.

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