A STORY in The Northern Echo on Tuesday, January 24, stated that a vintage Chipmunk aircraft, which was damaged when it struck a hangar at Bagby Airfield, near Thirsk, in September last year, was being piloted by Michael O’Connor.

We would like to make clear that although Mr O'Connor is the owner of the aircraft, he was not the pilot or passenger at the time of the accident.

We would also like to point out that there is no suggestion of negligence on the part of the pilot in the Air Accident Investigation Branch report.

We apologise for the error.