Three men arrested for manslaughter after plane crash near Thirsk

North Yorkshire Police have made three arrests in connection with the small plane crash that occurred at Bagby Airfield, near Thirsk, on Thursday, July 6.

As The Press reported, a man aged about 20 died in the crash.

Police officers said the three men, aged 37, 55 and 68, were arrested yesterday (September 12) on suspicion of manslaughter.

The men were questioned and have since been released under investigation.

The investigation is being led by North Yorkshire Police with support from the Civil Aviation Authority.

On July 6, at around 7:45 p.m., police officers said they received a report that a small plane had crashed in a field near Bagby airfield.

Four firefighters as well as police and emergency services were on site.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Emergency crews made the area safe so our colleagues from North Yorkshire Police and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch could carry out their inquiries.”

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who sadly lost his life in the incident.

“Tragic events like this can have a lasting impact on the crews present and we fully support those involved.” Three men arrested for manslaughter after plane crash near Thirsk

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