ajd1992
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Light Aircraft Crash - UK

Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:11 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-16236184

Just seen this now, still a developing story. RIP to the pilot who died.
 
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RE: Light Aircraft Crash - UK

Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:34 pm

Very sad to hear this news, I did my PPL at Leicester and its always sad when there's an accident there.

Mid air collision apparently, very sad 
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RE: Light Aircraft Crash - UK

Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:20 pm

It was a Taylorcraft (G-BREY) and a Pitts Special apparently - it seems one was climbing out and the other was entering the circuit. Seems that it was a simple case of one not seeing the other. I wonder if both being high-winged aircraft one simply climbed into the other. One for the AAIB to resolve unfortunately.
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