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Somerset plane crash pilot named as Glenn Paeckmeyer
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- Incident happened at around midday between Shepton Mallet and Stratton-on-the-Fosse.
- Four seater aircraft with one person on board crashed in thick fog.
- The plane came down close to Downside School.
- The pilot has died, police say.
Glenn Paeckmeyer died this morning when his light plan crashed in thick fog, thoughts are with his family. RIP Glen a true gent”— @lyalvaleexpress 30 September 2013
A massive loss to clay shooting a true gent— @lyalvaleexpress 30 September 2013
THE pilot who died in Monday's crash in Somerset has been named locally as Glenn Paeckmeyer, from Hertfordshire.
POLICE say the pilot who died in today's crash is thought to have set off from Somerset and was destined for the Home Counties.
While the body has not yet been formally identified, police say they believe they know the identity of the victim and next of kin have been informed.
TODAY'S incident is just over 70 years on from a plane crash which claimed the lives of nine schoolboys.
Many described the crash at Downside School at Stratton-on-the- Fosse in 1943 as the most tragic air incident in Somerset of the entire war.
The anniversary of the crash was remembered by the school with a variety of events in June.
The AAIB has deployed a team to investigate an accident involving a light aircraft near Stratton on the Fosse— @aaibgovuk 30 September 2013
THE marker shows where the incident happened.
A police spokeswoman said there were some diversions in place and that emergency crews are still at the scene.
There are reports of thick fog in the area at the time the plane crashed.
The Air Accident Investigations Branch has deployed a team to investigate.
THE pilot of a small plane which crashed close to a school in Somerset today (September 30) has died, police say.
The four-seater light aircraft crashed next to Downside Roman Catholic boarding school in Stratton-on-the-Fosse, near Bath, at around midday.
The male pilot is believed to be the only person on the plane but police are still investigating the incident.
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