Warrington Girl Dies In Hang Gliding Crash

Police have named a 16-year-old girl who was killed in a hang gliding crash last week as a Warrington teenager.

Lois Preston, 16, from Great Sankey, Warrington, Cheshire, was making a solo flight at Darley Moor, Ashbourne, when the hang glider crashed to the ground just before 2pm on Friday.

On her Twitter page the teenager described herself as a ``CP paraglider on tow and hill and obsessed with Aston Merrygold'' from pop group JLS.

Her last tweet, made on Friday, said ``In a great mood!! :D''

She was taken to Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham after the accident but died from her injuries, the police spokesman said.

The incident is now being investigated by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB). Derbyshire Police are preparing a file for the coroner.

A post mortem examination is to be carried out today, the police spokesman added.

An inquest is expected to be opened and adjourned later this week.

The crash happened at an airfield operated by Airways Airsports.

No one was available to comment at the paragliding and hang gliding school today.

Meanwhile friends have been leaving tributes on Facebook and Twitter.

A special page has been set up on Facebook called RIP Lois Preston, You will be remembered.

Brioni posted: 'Lois i will miss you so much.. you make me laugh with the little jokes you used to tell... i can't believe last weekend me you and chelsea where trying to learn the dougie i will miss you so much love you loads ? ? ? Brioni xxx'

Another friend, Wayne Allen, wrote: ``RIP Lois, our thoughts are with you and your family, God Bless''.

Other friends posted pictures of themselves with lanterns on the Facebook page.

Olivia Emily Todhunter wrote: ``Sleep tight Lo? They have sent lanterns, with messages, and fire works off for you, hopefully you can see them up there, can't wait to see you again, Love you so much. Never forgotten, Sweet dreams??''

Meanwhile tributes from fellow JLS fans have been left on Twitter.

One wrote: 'Rest in peace lois preston, i didn't personally know you.. but you was a JLSter, so you were part of our family, sleep tight beautiful!'