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 Tuesday, 7 January, 2003, 19:18 GMT
Plane crash dead named
Investigators at the crash scene
The Air Accident Investigations Branch has begun work
Two brothers who died when their light aircraft crashed in Northamptonshire at the weekend, have been named.

Ian Hunt, 45, and Anthony Hunt, 48, died shortly after their plane was spotted doing aerobatics in the skies above Towcester.

The Russian-built Yak 52 aircraft sliced through a high-voltage overhead power line and plunged into a field, killing both men.

The accident happened on the Easton Neston estate, near the village of Shutlanger, shortly after 0022 GMT on Sunday.

Accident experts

Ian Hunt, from South Wimbledon, south west London, and Anthony Hunt, of Camberley, Surrey, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The area was sealed off after the accident amid fears that the damaged power line might spark an explosion of aviation fuel.

Police said the aircraft had taken off on Sunday morning from Turweston airfield near Brackley, where it had landed to re-fuel.

Air accident experts from Farnborough are investigating the crash.


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