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A 51-year-old man now been arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft, fraud by false representation and other air navigation order offences following last September’s air crash in Barton.

A light aircraft had crashed on farm land shortly after take-off from City Airport on the 9th September.

Four people were on board at the time of the incident, fortunately all walked away with minor injuries.

They were taken to hospital for treatment but were subsequently released.

The arrest followed warrants being executed at two addresses near Blackpool.

Police Constable Suzanne Keenan of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is a complex investigation that has been undertaken in conjunction with the Civil Aviation Authority.

“Thankfully those involved in the collision are well on their way to recovering from their injuries, but we still need to make sure those responsible are held to account.

“While we’ve made an arrest, our enquiries into this incident continue and we’d ask anyone who witnessed the collision, or who has information that could help with the investigation, to get in touch.”


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