Memorial fund set up for Hertfordshire pilot killed in plane crash

A memorial fund has been set up in memory of a pilot who died in a light aircraft crash.

Glenn Paeckmeyer, who lived in Ashbrook, between Hitchin and Stevenage, was killed in Somerset on September 30 when the aircraft he was flying came down in a school playing field.

The 66-year-old, who was a company director of G&A Plumbing and Heating in Station Road, Arlesey, was chairman of the Hertfordshire Clay Pigeon Shooting Association and part of the shotgun jury at last year’s Olympic Games.

Anyone wishing to donate to the fund in support of Help for Heroes and the Herts Air Ambulance can visit

Mr Paeckmeyer, an experienced pilot, got into difficulty when flying his four-seater plane, which came down in thick fog at Stratton-on-the-Fosse.

He was flying alone in his Socata Tobago TB10 and nobody else was injured in the crash.

Mr Paeckmeyer’s funeral was held last Thursday at Harwood Park Crematorium in Stevenage.