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 Tuesday, 7 January, 2003, 10:30 GMT
Post mortems on plane crash dead
Investigators at the crash scene
The Air Accident Investigations Branch has begun work
Post mortems are being carried out on two brothers who were killed in a plane crash in Northamptonshire.

The plane - a Russian-built YAK 52 two-seater - was performing aerobatic manoeuvres near Towcester on Sunday when the accident happened.

The dead men came from Surrey.

The wreckage of the plane has now been taken to Farnborough to be examined.

Experts are still looking into what caused the crash but one spectator told BBC News Online that the plane performed a near-vertical dive, apparently deliberately, and then tried to level out.

The plane then appeared to collide with a high voltage power line.

The aircraft is thought to have taken off from Turweston airfield, near Brackley, where it had stopped to refuel.


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