Three killed as light plane crashes near Oxford


Three people were killed in a plane crash near Oxford yesterday when the light aircraft attempted to land, police said.

The victims were believed to be two Belgians and a French national, a spokeswoman for Thames Valley police said.

The plane is believed to have been trying to land at Kidlington airport in Oxfordshire when it crashed into a field, the spokeswoman said.

"The plane crashed as it was coming into the airport," she said. "We can confirm that three people died. There are no survivors."