A Coventry man was killed yesterday after a mid-air collision between two light aircraft.
The 34-year-old man who died was the pilot and sole occupant of one of the private planes.
They apparently collided while flying over the north Cotswolds in Gloucestershire just before 12.30pm.
His aircraft plunged to the ground, landing in the grounds of Gloucestershire Fire Service's training college in Moreton-in-Marsh.
The pilot was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of his injuries. The pilot of the other plane was able to land safely nearby. Neither the pilot or passenger of that aircraft were seriously injured.
Two ambulances and both Gloucestershire's and Warwickshire's air ambulances were despatched to the accident site.
The dead man has not yet been named but Inspector Tony Rymer, of Gloucester-shire Police, said he was from the Coventry area.
"The coroner has been informed and investigators from the Department for Transport's Air Accident Investigation Branch are at the scene," he said. "Inquiries are still continuing and we would appeal for any witnesses to the accident to come forward."
An AAIB spokeswoman confirmed that they had been informed about what appeared to be a mid-air collision.
Investigators would be working into the night examining the wreckage to try and establish what went wrong.