Pilot who taught Carol Vorderman to loop-the-loop is killed in a horror plane crash

A pilot who taught Countdown star Carol Vorderman to loop-the-loop has been killed in a horror plane crash.

Emily Collett had been practising a mid-air stunt when she crashed into a field with student film maker Tom Castle.

Mrs Collett, 36, and Mr Castle, 43, died when the Pitts S-2A plane crashed in Oxfordshire on Saturday afternoon.

The plane, which has a top speed of 200mph went down near the village of Stonor, after taking off from White Waltham airfield near Maidenhead, earlier in the day.

Emily Collett (right), who took former Countdown presenter Carol Vorderman (left) up in her plane, was killed in a crash

Emily Collett (right), who took former Countdown presenter Carol Vorderman (left) up in her plane, was killed in a crash

Emily Collett (right), who took former Countdown presenter Carol Vorderman (left) up in her plane, was killed in a crash

Police were pictured at the scene in Stonor on Saturday afternoon (pictured above)

Police were pictured at the scene in Stonor on Saturday afternoon (pictured above)

Police were pictured at the scene in Stonor on Saturday afternoon (pictured above)

Mrs Collett had instructed Ms Vorderman, 58, how to perform a loop-the-loop in her two seater aircraft in July 2017, the Mirror reported.

At the time she posted photos of themselves on social media, whith the caption: ‘I loved doing the loop with this top woman Emily Collett . . . just brilliant x.’

Mrs Collett had studied at Cambridge and ran the Ultimate Aerobatics company with her husband Mike.

She had also previously competed with the British Advanced Aerobatics team. 

Ms Vorderman (left) had been instructed by Mrs Collett (right) to do the loop-the-loop back in 2017

Ms Vorderman (left) had been instructed by Mrs Collett (right) to do the loop-the-loop back in 2017

Ms Vorderman (left) had been instructed by Mrs Collett (right) to do the loop-the-loop back in 2017

Ms Vorderman (pictured above) had previously said she had 'loved' doing the loop-the-loop with Mrs Collett

Ms Vorderman (pictured above) had previously said she had 'loved' doing the loop-the-loop with Mrs Collett

Ms Vorderman (pictured above) had previously said she had ‘loved’ doing the loop-the-loop with Mrs Collett

Both Mrs Collett and Mr Castle were pronounced dead at the scene after Thames Valley Police received reports of a crash at 2.10pm in Stonor, near Henley on Saturday afternoon.

The pair had been the only two on board the plane and the force stated that no one else had been injured. 

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