UPDATE: Tributes paid to Cambridgeshire pensioner killed in microlight crash

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An elderly man from Sutton in Cambridgeshire has been killed after the microlight he was flying crashed in Northamptonshire

He has been named as 70-year-old Phil Bendall.

The aircraft crashed in a field close to the reservoir in Pitsford on Saturday, October 31.

The air ambulance was called, but sadly Mr Bendall, who was piloting the microlight, died at the scene. Nobody else was injured.

Mr Bendall travelled from Sywell Aerodrome. A spokesman at Sywell Aerodrome, Michael Bletsoe-Brown, said: “Obviously everyone here is deeply saddened by this tragedy and our thoughts go out to the pilot’s family and friends.

“The weather was ok at the time and we have no idea what happened at this stage.

“The Air Accident Investigation Bureau were on the scene and will carry out a thorough investigation.”

The pilot was flying an aircraft that was stored in a hangar run by Flylight Airsports Ltd at the airfield.

Rebecca Baker posted on the Flylight Airsports Facebook page: “Rest in peace Phil. You’ll be very much missed by us all.”

Witnesses to the incident can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.