Three Dead In UK Aviation Accident | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 12.05.16

Airborne 12.06.16

Airborne 12.07.16

Airborne 12.08.16

Airborne 12.09.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 12.05.16

Airborne 12.06.16

Airborne 12.07.16

Airborne 12.08.16

Airborne 12.09.16

Sun, Dec 07, 2003

Three Dead In UK Aviation Accident

Details Still Sketchy -- Pilot Was Trying To Land

Three people are dead after a GA aircraft crashed on landing near Oxford, England.

The unidentified Belgian pilot was reportedly trying to land at Kidlington Airport in Oxfordshire Saturday. "The plane crashed as it was coming into the airport," said a Thames Valley Police spokeswoman. "We can confirm that three people died. There are no survivors."

The two other victims were identified by the French news agency, AFP, as Paul-Louis Halley, 69, and his wife Annick, 63. They're among the top shareholders in Carrefour, the world's second largest retailer. Paul-Louis was also co-founder of the Promodes fashion group.

More than two dozen investigators were on the scene late Saturday. The spokeswoman said the aircraft was performing unusual maneuvers shortly before the accident. "Eyewitnesses have not reported seeing smoke or fire but did report the plane looping prior to impact." Britain's Civil Aviation Authority is leading the probe.

Local pilot Mark Coombs told the BBC a slightly more detailed version. "The aircraft appeared to be making a fairly normal approach at about 200-300 yards before the end of the runway. It made a level left turn and rolled to the left and then went down, almost spiralling perpendicularly."

FMI: www.caa.co.uk

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 12.08.16: Trump v AF1, Gordon Bennett Cup '17, Skydiving At Casa Grande

Also: Intoxicated Pilot, Seaplane Pilots, AEA/EASA, Drones As Lifesavers, ISS Update, T-50A Flight Ops, Safran President-elect, Donald Trump set the world of aviation and the media>[...]

City Of Orlando Rewrites Drone Code, Still Tries to Supplant FAA

Cites Explosive Growth Of Hobby Aircraft, Advances In Technology The City of Orlando, FL has rewritten the section of its municipal code dealing with unmanned aircraft in light of >[...]

Search Continues For Missing Marine In Japan

Ejected From F/A-18 Hornet Off The Coast Of Japan Wednesday The Marine Corps is continuing its search for a pilot who went missing after ejecting from his F/A-18 Hornet Wednesday o>[...]

Airborne 12.07.16: SpaceShipTwo Free Flt, Newest Tecnam, Hurricane Hunters Move

Also: Chelan Seaplanes Debacle, Electrifying E-Fest, Delta's New Airbus, Orion Update, ACSS NXT-700, Flyht, Duncan Aviation The newest SpaceShipTwo flew free of its mother ship for>[...]

Airborne 12.08.16: Trump v AF1, Gordon Bennett Cup '17, Skydiving At Casa Grande

Also: Intoxicated Pilot, Seaplane Pilots, AEA/EASA, Drones As Lifesavers, ISS Update, T-50A Flight Ops, Safran President-elect, Donald Trump set the world of aviation and the media>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC