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Plane crash: Two die as aircraft comes down near West Sussex airfield

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Two men have died in a plane crash close to Goodwood Airfield in West Sussex on Wednesday.

In a statement Sussex Police said: “A 65-year-old man from Bulls Cross and a 58-year-old man from Gosport have sadly died following a light aircraft crash just north of Goodwood Airfield this afternoon.

“Officers are providing support to their families at this difficult time.”

It added that the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed and no further information is available.

A spokesperson for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service said: “We were called to reports of an incident involving a light aircraft off New Road near Chichester at 4.38pm this afternoon.

“Joint Fire Control mobilised a crew from Chichester Fire Station along with the service’s Technical Rescue Unit to the scene.

“Our crew booked away from the scene at 5.29pm, but members of the public are urged to avoid the area for the time being to allow emergency service staff to work safely.”