Investigation continues following incident at Oulton Park Date published: 2nd August 2015 11.15am

Cheshire Police remains at the scene of an incident in Oulton Park.

Officers are assisting the Air Accident Investigation Branch as they carry out an assessment of the site after a plane crashed yesterday afternoon.

Shortly after 2pm on Saturday 1 August emergency services were called to Oulton Park following reports that a plane, which was part of a display team, had crashed.

The plane, which had been performing as part of the Car Fest event, came down in wooded area next to the site.

Sadly the pilot of the plane - named as Kevin Whyman, aged 39 - died at the scene. There were no reports of any other injuries.

Coach Road was closed to allow the emergency services to work at the scene - it remains closed until further notice to both vehicles and pedestrians and local diversions are in place.

The event is continuing over the course of the weekend and enquiries are ongoing at the site. Those leaving the event later today are advised to follow the directions from the stewards on the site.

Superintendent Bev Raistrick said: “We are continuing to work alongside the other agencies involved - including the Air Accident Investigation Branch. Enquiries are ongoing in a bid to establish the full circumstances of what has happened.

"Our thoughts remain with all those who have been affected by the incident.

“We have had a lot of calls from members of the public who have contacted us with information following the incident - this includes video footage and photographs - which may assist with the investigation. I would like to thank them for their assistance.

Anyone who has not yet been in touch and has any further information, which could assist with our enquiries, is urged to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 539 of 1 August.”