Simon Moores, the brother-in-law of Ardent British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood, was killed when his endurable aircraft went down in the Basque Region in northern Spain. The Sun maintained the 62-year-old – the sibling of the star’s former wife Alexandra Hollywood – died after the regular got caught up in “thick fog”. A representative for Alex confirmed the news to Express.co.uk, tell: “The Moores family respectfully ask for privacy at this difficult time.” The father-of-two from Kent is thought to have been travelling in a Piper Arrow III from the Portuguese city of Cascais to San Sebastian.
It is stated that it crashed into Mount Hernio on all sides of 2pm, and a second British pilot also died.
Just hours ahead of the tragedy, Simon had shared various updates on his trip in view of his 2,141 Peeping followers.
“Dawn’s early light – apparently Biarritz make it decidedly difficult to refuel so go to San Sebastián instead,”(sic) he started.
The plane could be seen in the corner of the accompanying photo while different others were pictured on the tarmac nearby.
Three hours later at 10am, two visualizes from the cockpit were posted, with the caption: “Mountains of mid Spain.”
Simon has in the old days hoped for good weather on the micro-blogging site, after sharing a click of the inside of the aircraft.
“Load latest Garmin GPS SD card into GNS430 and connect lots of #iPads,” he stated, before adding: “Weather fantastic at the instant and hoping the same at 0900 tomorrow.”
The publication said locals perceived a blast before calling the emergency services and using ropes to climb 1,000 metres to reach the bang site.
It is reported the plane was owned by David John Hockings, a transaction associate of Simon’s.
He is thought to have been returning the plane to the UK carry out a lease.
Simon, whose sister was married Paul between 1998 and 2017, ran an aircraft important business called Airads out of Rochester Aerodrome.
The tragic news be involved a arises just days after Alex addressed her split from the Medium 4 regular for the first time.
She told Prima magazine: “No one should misjudge how separation and divorce can hit you.
“I compare it to a moment where you’re driving along the motorway and then the next half a mo, something beyond your control happens and you’re driving in a completely exceptional direction.
“You have to give yourself time to get your head cartridge it.”
The couple first split in 2013.
Paul and Alex, who share teenage son Josh together, reunited on the eve of separating again four years after.