Tribute to two men who died following aircraft crash
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The families of two men who died following an aircraft crash in South Staffordshire have paid tribute to them.
Christopher Ingle, aged 56, and Graham Jones, aged 63, were both travelling in a small aircraft on Sunday (4 June) when it crashed near Penkridge.
We went to the scene with colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service and Midlands Air Ambulance.
Sadly, they both died at the scene.
(Christopher Ingle (left) and Graham Jones (right))
In a tribute to Christopher, his family said: “Christopher was a kind, helpful and thoughtful man who is loved dearly by family and friends.
“We are all devasted by the news of this terrible accident and are so shocked by his passing.
“Christopher enjoyed fitness, martial arts and flying in his plane. He was a taxi driver who had many loyal customers and friends. He was a fantastic uncle and a wonderful son. We will forever miss his attitude to life.
“May he rest in peace.”
In a tribute to Graham, his family said: “Graham was a loving father and grandfather who will be missed by all.
“Please respect our family’s privacy at this time.”
Detective Inspector Peter Goodwin, of CID, said: “Sadly, two gentlemen have lost their lives following this tragic incident and our thoughts are very much with their families at this difficult time.
“Specially-trained officers are continuing to support them whilst we work in parallel with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch to understand the circumstances leading to their deaths.”
If you have any information, CCTV or dashcam footage that could help us with our inquiries, contact us by calling 101, quoting incident 372 of 4 June, or message us using Live Chat on our website – www.staffordshire.police.uk
To report anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.