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






Airborne On ANN

Airborne 09.28.15

Airborne 09.29.15

Airborne 09.30.15

Airborne 10.01.15

Airborne 10.02.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 09.28.15

Airborne 09.29.15

Airborne 09.30.15

Airborne 10.01.15

Airborne 10.02.15

EAA/ANN AirVenture Innovation Preview

AIP-#1 Vimeo

AIP-#2 Vimeo

AIP-Part 1 YouTube

AIP-Part 2 YouTube

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."



More News

Airborne 10.02.15: LauncherOne Milestones, A/C Mngmt Legislation, UAV Safety

Also: Open Aviation Safety Reporting, ICAS 2015, Apache/Chinook Orders, Flexjet, Journey To Space Film, Sport/GA Decline?, Soloy Aviation ANN Airborne Link:>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.04.15)

“Refuelling between the KC-30A and F-35A is an important step towards the KC-30A’s achievement of Final Operational Capability (FOC) and represents continued progress i>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.04.15)

Aero Linx: Vintage Sailplane Association The purpose of the Vintage Sailplane Association (VSA) is to promote the acquision, restoration and flying of vintage sailplanes by its mem>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.04.15): Flight Information Service-Broadcast

Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS−B) A ground broadcast service provided through the ADS−B Broadcast Services network over the UAT data link that operates on 97>[...]

ANN FAQ: Feel The Propwash (Updated)

New Form Makes Subscribing, Unsubscribing Even Easier While we're very proud of our newly-redesigned website, we know that some folks really enjoy the convenience of having their A>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC