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Old Warden Aircraft Incident

Author: Beds Police Published: 1st July 2012 17:54

Trevor RocheTrevor RocheBedfordshire Police can confirm that the pilot involved in an aircraft crash at Old Warden this morning (July 1) has died.  He was later named as Trevor Roche, a former RAF pilot.

The incident happened at around 9.45am at Old Warden Aerodrome (Shuttleworth Collection) as 600 people attended a Military Pageant Air Show.

Members of Bedfordshire Police along with Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service, East of England Ambulance Service and the aerodrome's own fire service attended the incident to assist the pilot - who was in his 40s - but he was pronounced dead soon afterwards

The incident is being investigated by the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB).

No further details of the pilot will be announced until a Coroner's inquest is opened.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is urged to contact Bedfordshire Police on the non-emergency 101 number.


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