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Pilot who died in Lake District crash pictured for first time as wife pays tribute

Mirror logo Mirror 12/10/2020 Rachel Lee

Tributes have been paid to a light aircraft pilot who died after his plane came down in the Lake District this weekend.

David Bolton, 44, from Nottingham, was flying his aircraft at Troutbeck in Cumbria when it crashed just before 3pm on Sunday, October 11.

Mr Bolton was a devoted dad and a senior executive a the health technology firm, Draper & Dash, reports NottinghamshireLive.

A statement made by his wife, Alison Bolton, read: "David Bolton, a father of two from Nottingham was tragically killed yesterday after an accident in his light aircraft at Troutbeck, Cumbria.

"The chief revenue officer for tech firm Draper and Dash was a devoted husband, a fantastic father, a loving son and a loyal brother and friend with an appetite for life.

a group of people riding on top of a lush green field: Scene of the light aircraft crash which happened on Sunday afternoon © Stuart Walker / SWNS Scene of the light aircraft crash which happened on Sunday afternoon ¬†

"He made a huge impact on everyone he met, whether in his work in healthcare  around the world or his personal life and will be truly missed by so many.

"His family have asked for privacy at this difficult time."

Pictures have emerged today showing wreckage for the first time after the plane's fatal plunge this weekend.

a large green field with trees in the background: The plane came down just north of the A66 near Troutbeck between Keswick and Penrith © Stuart Walker / SWNS The plane came down just north of the A66 near Troutbeck between Keswick and Penrith a airplane that is on a grassy field: There were no other casualties in the crash © Stuart Walker / SWNS There were no other casualties in the crash

The small red and white plane can be seen on its roof in a field with debris scattered all around.

Two vehicles and a small building a short distance from the crash site also appear in the pictures, which were taken today.

A Cumbria Constabulary spokesman said: "The single occupant of the aircraft, a man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

"There were no other casualties.

"The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been contacted and a cordon put in place around the site."

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