Aldham: Family pays tribute to man who died in light aircraft crash

THE family of a man who died in a light aircraft crash in Aldham, near Hadleigh, have today paid tribute to him.

Gregory Clipstone, 56, of Opal Close in Ipswich, died when his aircraft crash-landed and hit a tree at about 11am on Saturday.

In a statement, Mr Clipstone’s family said: “Greg was a loving husband, father, brother, friend and recently grandfather.

“He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, flying, and riding his motorcycle. He was always willing to help his friends, family and many loyal customers.

“A firm believer that you can achieve whatever you put your mind to – he has always been an inspiration as a father and to those around him.

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“A man of great integrity and honesty, he will be missed greatly by all who knew him.”

An investigation into the incident is being carried out by the Air Accident Investigation Branch, which is trying to establish the cause of the crash.

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Suffolk police are also assisting and supporting the AAIB in order to prepare a file for the coroner.

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