EU3: Lloyd and Leslie reported killed in plane crash

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Richard Lloyd and David Leslie have been reported as having died in a plane crash near Kent, England according to the British media. Neither of their deaths have been officially confirmed. The two were among five on board the private Cessna ...

Richard Lloyd and David Leslie have been reported as having died in a plane crash near Kent, England according to the British media. Neither of their deaths have been officially confirmed.

The two were among five on board the private Cessna Citation 501 when the pilot made a mayday call to Biggin Hill Airfield before the plane went down near a housing area. No one on the ground was injured.

A statement from the Metropolitan Police read: "We haven't confirmed the identity of any of the victims. Until we know that all of the next of kin have been informed, we can't make any further comment."

Lloyd and Leslie were apparently headed to Nogaro, France where Leslie was to have driven Lloyd's Apex Motorsport Jaguar XKR at an FIA GT3 test day.

Lloyd started in racing back in 1967, first as a driver and later a team owner. He and his team's competed in several of the German manufactures: Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche. In 2001, he was chosen to to run the Bentley program for VW.

British Touring Car driver Leslie hails from Scotland and recently has been a commentator for Eurosport covering the World Touring Car Championship.

... Motorsport.com will have further information tomorrow, Monday March 31.

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