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Crash dead remembered at service

David Leslie
Former racing driver David Leslie was killed in the crash

A special church service has been held in Farnborough a week after an air crash in Kent which killed five people.

Two pilots and three passengers died when the Cessna jet came down and burst into flames in Farnborough shortly after take-off on 30 March.

Prayers were said and a minute's silence was held at St Giles The Abbot Church, near the crash site.

More than 100 people attended the service, during which candles lit in memory of the victims.

Speaking before the service, Rev Matthew Hughes said: "This crash has had a massive impact on the community and specifically the people living in the area.

"At our service this morning we will just be just giving some space and recognition to the upset and trauma and loss that this accident has caused and to say some prayers and have a time of remembrance as a community."

Demolition work began on Thursday on the remains of the house in Romsey Close that was destroyed when the aeroplane crashed on to it.

The remains of the jet have been moved to an Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) hangar in Farnborough, Hampshire.

The AAIB will now piece together the wreckage to try to find out what caused the crash.

Pilots Mike Roberts, 63, and Michael Chapman, 57, and passengers David Leslie, 54, 63-year-old Richard Lloyd, and Christopher Allarton, 25, were killed when the plane went down.


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