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Pilot killed in light aircraft crash named as Geoffrey Claxton

South Wales Police have named the man who died in a plane crash near Swansea over the weekend as 73-year-old Geoffrey Claxton from Talbot Green.

Mr Claxton died when the light aircraft he was flying in crashed on landing in airfield near Pontarddulais on Sunday.

A 48-year-old man also on board is in a stable condition in hospital.

Air accident investigators, police and transport officials are continuing to investigate the crash which saw the two-seater plane flip over on landing on farm land at Grovesend at about 1340 GMT on Sunday.

Det Insp Jeff Handley from Morriston CID called it a “tragic incident.”

He added: “Together we are determined to establish what caused this crash. It is clearly important for the family to know what brought about the untimely death of Mr Claxton but there is also a safety issue for the public.

“I understand that they will want to know what can be done to prevent such a tragedy happening again.”


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