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Mid Air Collision At Brighton UK  
User currently offlineSURFER From Ireland, joined May 2008, 172 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 18779 times:

Just being reported by Sky news at the moment that a light aircraft has collided with a small aircraft over Brighton airfield at least one person confirmed dead.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-...ssex%3A_One_Person_Reportedly_Dead

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User currently offlinesandyb123 From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2007, 1133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 18771 times:
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Channel4 reporting this also. One aircraft crashed (seems to be small private aircraft) but no further info on the other aircraft involved??

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User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 18641 times:



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User currently offlineSURFER From Ireland, joined May 2008, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 18489 times:

Just checking the Eurocontrol system and the only aircraft i could speculate it is would be a DA42.

User currently offlinefca767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1786 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 18351 times:

The news said both pilots are ok

User currently offlinefca767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1786 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 18006 times:

I don't understand both of the statements from the same article:

A pilot has died after his light aircraft collided with another plane in mid-air

the company said: "Both of the pilots operating our aircraft were uninjured during the incident."


User currently offlineajhYXE From Canada, joined May 2011, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 17690 times:

Quoting fca767 (Reply 5):
the company said: "Both of the pilots operating our aircraft were uninjured during the incident."

There were two pilots in the other plane.



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User currently offlineColAvionLover From Panama, joined Dec 2008, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 15816 times:
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Quoting SURFER (Reply 3):

Just checking the Eurocontrol system and the only aircraft i could speculate it is would be a DA42.

The plane at MYT332's photo seems to be a DA42, yes.



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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15836 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 15009 times:

Quoting ColAvionLover (Reply 7):
The plane at MYT332's photo seems to be a DA42, yes.

The canopy definitely matches. It's a bit difficult to recognize any other parts from that angle.



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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7742 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 14906 times:

The BBC are reporting that the aircraft involved in the crash which landed safely was a Diamond DA40. They are also reporting an eye witness who says that one aircrfaft had taken off grom Shoreham airport (ESH) on the south coast in Sussex just west of Brighton and hit another aircraft flying west to east along the coast:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-14021322


User currently offlineheathrow From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 14686 times:

Very sad indeed. My condolences to the family of the deceased.

I am curious as to how this could happen with modern ATC. I know there are lots of things that can go wrong, but it's shocking to say the least.


User currently offlineCplKlinger From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 13182 times:

Quoting heathrow (Reply 10):
I am curious as to how this could happen with modern ATC. I know there are lots of things that can go wrong, but it's shocking to say the least.

If either of the flights were operating VFR, then ATC has no involvement. It's the pilots responsibility to see and avoid.


User currently offlinesshd From Spain, joined May 2011, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 11824 times:

Quoting heathrow (Reply 10):
I am curious as to how this could happen with modern ATC. I know there are lots of things that can go wrong, but it's shocking to say the least.

Where I did my PPL it was a controlled airport, with ATC. There were loads of academies there and there was an insane traffic everyday. Even having ATC you'd need to keep an eye on all the traffics and as CplKlinger said: See and avoid.

I remember that once leaving ATZ and flying thru Class G. That was like a traffic jam, loads of planes at different altitudes and the radio was burning with people reporting "from" and "to" information.

While flying VFR, you have always always need to keep an eye outside.

Very sad  


User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2186 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5326 times:

If one was a DA40 and the other a DA42, and they're both local aircraft, chances are it's from Flying Time flying club based out of Shoreham. Where the aircraft tragically crashed is very close to the actual airport itself.

Shoreham has been closing recently during various times of day due to lack of staff for the ATC tower, totally unrelated but seeing as we're on the subject of ATC...

Very sad accident to happen quite close to home and in such a flying community. Condolences to all involved.



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