A light aircraft taking off from Oxford airport crashed close to Bladon at 2pm on Friday 15th of January.

The plane, which had taken off from Oxford airport, burst into flames on impact.
Two men were pronounced dead at the scene and there are no survivors. The men have been identified as Anthony Corr, 54 (a pilot for Ryanair since 2003), and his friend and colleague Richard Leonard, 44.

Corr’s wife and two daughters released a joint statement paying tribute to the “superlative pilot” who will be “greatly missed by all”.

On Saturday, an Air Accident Investigation Branch spokesperson said, “It is not possible to speculate on the cause of the accident at this stage.”