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Two die in microlight crash in western England

Two men died Saturday after a microlight aircraft they were aboard crashed at an airfield in Herefordshire, a spokesman said.

Emergency service personnel were called to Shobdon Airfield in Leominster at 3:40 pm (1440 GMT) on Saturday, but the two men were pronounced dead at the scene, an ambulance service spokesman said.

The pair were not immediately identified because their next of kin had not yet been informed.

"When ambulance staff arrived it was clear that there had been a fire at the crash site," a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said.

"Sadly it was also apparent that there was nothing that could be done to save the two men on board the aircraft and they were confirmed dead at the scene."

Police said the Air Accidents Investigation Branch would lead an inquiry into the crash.

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