19th Apr 2000, 21:08
Just getting news of two light a/c colliding over Essex.
Wx for info :
EGSS 191620Z 18014KT CAVOK 15/03 Q1007
EGLL 191620Z 19013KT CAVOK 13/01 Q1008 NOSIG
[This message has been edited by AYLGR (edited 19 April 2000).]
19th Apr 2000, 21:25
"Two light aircraft have collided in mid-air at an airfield in Essex, injuring at least three people. Early reports indicate that two light aircraft were coming into land at North Weald at 1725 BST.
It is understood both planes came down in Mill Street in the Hastingwood area of Harlow, approximately eight miles north west of the airfield.
Fire crews and an air ambulance have arrived at the scene.
Police say the collision is being treated as a major incident"
Teletext says it was 2 Cessna aircraft which had a collision overhead North Weald. RAF Sea King on the scene, wreckage strewn over the Harlow area, unsure of injuries.
19th Apr 2000, 21:36
BBC now reporting possibly three dead and one of the aircraft may have been a warbird, to do with filming of sequel to'Saving private Ryan'......the other was a cessna.....
19th Apr 2000, 23:35
Cessna 150 and Yak 50.
Info from web news site.
20th Apr 2000, 00:27
1 person believed to be on board the Yak 50. The Cessna 152 had two on board. Obviously Pilot + Passenger. Passenger is thought to be a child.
BBC News is stating that it has heard possible reports that one aircraft was doing 'Aeros' just moments before the tragic event.
Always a tragedy to hear of fatal incidents involving the UK G/A community.
Sincere condolences to all who are affected
In Siberia the leaves fall now.....you are ready???????????????
20th Apr 2000, 01:05
The Channel 5 10:00 news reported as a Russian Yak & a 2 seat Cessna. They also said one of the aircraft was giving an "aeronautics (sic) display".
Once again a fine piece of journalistic accuracy - of sorts.
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20th Apr 2000, 15:13
Silly question but why has this been moved to the Non Air Transport Issues Forum??
20th Apr 2000, 15:32
Yes, I was wondering that too.
20th Apr 2000, 16:50
All the crashes seem to move here.
Out of sight, out of mind...
I think they should stay in the main forums where pilots could maybe learn from them.
But who am I to say!?
Have any names been released yet,please?
Have not seen any in the press.