THE pilot of a plane which crashed between two houses on Friday has died from his injuries.
The 59-year-old at the controls suffered 70 per cent burns in the incident after the light aircraft came down between two semi-detached houses in Salford, Greater Manchester, shortly after take-off.
It then burst into flames leaving his passenger, a man aged 19, also badly burned. He remains in a critical condition in hospital.
Greater Manchester Police said the pilot died this morning.
Neighbours said the men screamed in agony as the light aircraft shot into flames after the crash. Miraculously no one else was hurt.
Video: Man dies in light plane crash
A LIGHT aircraft has crashed into two residential properties in Manchester
A group of 40 builders from a nearby site rushed to their aid and put out the blaze with buckets of water.
One of the men had to be cut from wreckage and the pair were airlifted from the scene in Eccles. A resident of one of the houses was helped out of his property, but was unhurt.
The two-seater Piper Tomahawk plane, from Ravenair Flying School, had just taken off from the nearby City Airport.
Eye-witness Sonia Vize, 41, said: "After it caught fire the screams from the two men were horrible. But the builders were the heroes."
An investigation into the crash is underway.