Experts probe motorway jet crash

Air accident investigators in England were today continuing to probe how a two-seater aircraft careered onto a motorway, killing one man and injuring another.

Air accident investigators in England were today continuing to probe how a two-seater aircraft careered onto a motorway, killing one man and injuring another.

The privately-owned L-39 jet crossed both carriages of the M11 on Sunday after its brakes apparently failed on landing at the airfield at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambs.

Police today named the man who died as Gary Clarke, who is believed to be from Essex.

He was the co-owner of the plane with his friend Ken Lyndon-Dykes.

Mr Clarke, who is married with children, died after ejecting from the plane.

His wife is currently in the United States visiting family, said a police spokeswoman.

The other unnamed man on board the plane walked free from the scene with minor injuries.

Police are unable to confirm which of the men was piloting the plane.

The former Warsaw-Pact training aircraft is being studied by the Civil Aviation Authority at the Duxford airfield after it was removed from the M11 last night.

The north-bound section of the carriageway re-opened last night, and the south-bound section early today.

No cars were on the stretch of motorway at the time of the incident.

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