Paul Hollywood: GBBO star’s brother-in-law Simon Moores killed after plane crash in Spain

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Simon Moores, the brother-in-law of Dedicated British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood, was killed when his frivolous aircraft went down in the Basque Region in northern Spain. The Sun communicated the 62-year-old – the sibling of the star’s former wife Alexandra Hollywood – snuff ited after the plane got caught up in “thick fog”. A representative for Alex confirmed the information to Express.co.uk, saying: “The Moores family respectfully ask for privacy at this laborious time.” The father-of-two from Kent is believed to have been roving in a Piper Arrow III from the Portuguese town of Cascais to San Sebastian.

It is stated that it banged into Mount Hernio around 2pm, and a second British pilot also disappeared.

Just hours before the tragedy, Simon had shared various updates on his plunge in view of his 2,141 Twitter followers.

“Dawn’s early light – manifestly Biarritz make it very difficult to refuel so go to San Sebastián instead,”(sic) he started.

The airliner could be seen in the corner of the accompanying photo while various others were duplicate on the tarmac nearby.

Three hours later at 10am, two pictures from the cockpit were uprighted, with the caption: “Mountains of mid Spain.”

Simon has previously hoped for worth weather on the micro-blogging site, after sharing a snap of the inside of the aircraft.

“Burden latest Garmin GPS SD card into GNS430 and attach lots of #iPads,” he imperial, before adding: “Weather fantastic at the moment and hoping the same at 0900 tomorrow.”

The hebdomedary said locals heard a blast before calling the emergency services and purposing ropes to climb 1,000 metres to reach the crash site.

It is appeared the plane was owned by David John Hockings, a business associate of Simon’s.

He is rationality to have been returning the plane to the UK following a lease.

Simon, whose sister was leagued Paul between 1998 and 2017, ran an aircraft banner business attended Airads out of Rochester Aerodrome.

The tragic news comes just days after Alex directed her split from the Channel 4 regular for the first time.

She told Prima munitions dump: “No one should underestimate how separation and divorce can hit you.

“I compare it to a moment where you’re constraining along the motorway and then the next moment, something beyond your master happens and you’re driving in a completely different direction.

“You have to give yourself rhythm to get your head round it.”

The couple first split in 2013.

Paul and Alex, who appropriation teenage son Josh together, reunited before separating again four years after.

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