4 killed in midair plane crash: UK officials
Two light aircraft collided and crashed near a nature reserve in Wales today, killing four people, police said.Updated: Feb 12, 2009 12:35 IST
Two light aircraft collided and crashed near a nature reserve in Wales today, killing four people, police said. British media said the four were Royal Air Force personnel whose training planes clipped wings above the Kenfig Reserve near the seaside resort of Porthcawl in south Wales.
But Britain's Ministry of Defense refused to comment, saying more information would be released later today.
"We're responding to reports of a midair collision. We can't confirm the type of aircraft involved at this stage," a ministry spokesman said, speaking anonymously in line with military policy. The government's Air Accidents Investigation Branch said a team was traveling to the crash site.
First Published: Feb 12, 2009 12:33 IST