Tributes paid to two Hucknall flying club members killed in plane crash near M1

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Hucknall’s Merlin Flying Club is mourning the loss of two of its ‘valued members’ this week following a plane crash on Saturday.

The Cessna F150L light aircraft, which was owned by the club, crashed in a field near junction 26 and 27 of the M1 motorway, at Watnall, shortly after take off from the town’s Rolls-Royce airfield.

John Gill, 70, of Belper, and (Robert) Alan Eaves, 76, of Selston, died at the scene of the crash, which happened at around 1.30pm on Saturday 14th June.


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