One dead in Royal Birkdale Golf Course microlight crash | - South Africa News

# # # # # #
Royal Birkdale Golf CourseImage copyright Google
Image caption Royal Birkdale has hosted some of golf’s biggest events

One person has been killed in a microlight crash at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport.

The aircraft came down at the famous course, which has hosted 10 Open Championships, at about 19:00 BST.

Merseyside Police said officers “dealing with a microlight aircraft crash” extinguished a fire, and one person had been pronounced dead at the scene.

Road closures were put in place in the area, including on Coastal Road.

“We are still establishing the facts and the identity of the person and inquiries are ongoing,” a force spokesman added.

Follow Us
Popular Posts
  • Amplats puts 270ha of land in new hands

  • Social media reacts to innocent looking Vusi ‘Khekhe’ Mathibela

  • Convicted racist Vicki Momberg’s appeal postponed to June

  • PICS: Two people dead, two injured in Kempton Park crash

  • Ex-DA member sticks to his guns over R600m kickback for party

  • NZ mosque attack toll rises to 50, authorities to begin releasing bodies

  • How climate change is sinking an Indian island.