Bake Off star Paul Hollywood’s former brother-in-law killed in Spanish plane crash

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Simon Moores, right, was the pilot of the plane that went down. His sister was married to Paul Hollywood Simon Moores, right, was the pilot of the plane that went down. His sister was married to Paul HollywoodKEN MCRAY/REX FEATURES; PA

A British pilot killed when his small aircraft crashed into a Spanish mountain has been named as the former brother-in-law of Paul Hollywood, the celebrity baker.

Simon Moores, 62, brother of Hollywood’s ex-wife, Alexandra, was flying a Piper plane from Cascais in southern Portugal towards San Sebastian airport in northern Spain. It came down in misty conditions on Wednesday around the 1,075m (3,500ft) Hernio mountain near Errezil in the Basque Country.

The alarm was raised when a local resident heard an explosion. Despite the foggy conditions, a search operation was launched with a helicopter, firefighters and volunteers.

Rescuers recovered one body on Wednesday and a second yesterday. A male passenger, who has not been identified but who sources suggested was also British, is understood to…

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