VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 8650 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 15467 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:
sshd From Spain, joined May 2011, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 12385 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.
TupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2222 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5887 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.