Two killed as light aircraft crashes into Welsh mountain

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Two people died when a light aircraft crashed into a mountain in Wales yesterday.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at Long Mountain in Leighton, near Welshpool, Powys, at around midday.

"This incident involved a light aircraft which has come down on Long Mountain," said Chief Inspector Martin Tavener, of Dyfed-Powys Police, adding that next of kin had been informed.

Air Accident specialists are investigating the crash, which happened in a rural area popular with hikers and pony trekkers.

Welshpool is home to Mid-Wales airport which has a flying club.