September 22nd, 2016

Funeral of plane crash pair

Funeral of plane crash pair Funeral of plane crash pair
Updated: 10:10 am, May 07, 2015

THE FUNERAL of a Cookhill couple who lost their lives in a plane crash will take place next Friday (February 6).

Lewis and Sally Tonkinson were killed when the light aircraft they were travelling in came down near Popham airfield in Hampshire on January 3.

They had been married just over a year and there is speculation that Lewis, who had just celebrated turning 50 on New Year’s Day, had been attempting an emergency landing at the airfield after weather conditions deteriorated.

Their son George was taken to Southampton General Hospital with life-threatening injuries but is now believed to be recovering well with family members.

The pair will be remembered during a joint service at Redditch Crematorium from 12.30pm.

Family members have asked for no flowers, and have instead requested donations to be made to the Air Ambulance, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and PICU at Southampton General Hospital.

The services will be conducted by Thomas Brothers Funeral Directors and donations can be made by calling them on 01527 547 777.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch is looking into the circumstances surrounding the crash.