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Old 14th Nov 2015, 16:49
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Crash reported

BBC is reporting 4 Dead in a Six seater a/c that crashed inbound to Dunkeswell
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Apparently near the village of Churchinford

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Four people dead as plane crashes in Somerset - BBC News
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Light aircraft down in Somerset

BBC is reporting a six seater light aircraft has crashed in Somerset, near to Churchinford.


Four people dead as plane crashes in Somerset - BBC News


Condolences to all affected. No word on the aircraft type or reason for the accident.


Apologies, there is already a thread in Biz jets, I'm not sure if this one is needed - feel free to delete if not.


http://www.pprune.org/biz-jets-ag-fl...ml#post9180841
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AAIB deployed.
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The weather in the area has been heavy rain, strong winds and low cloud all day. Dunkeswell is over 800ft above sea level......well into the clouds on a day like today
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i live not too far from Dunkers

the wx today at midday (well most of the day) has been appalling

sorry to hear of this sad event but beggars belief why they were flying around here
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Aircraft looks to have been Fairoaks based Malibu Mirage, N186CB. Very sad indeed.
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Old 15th Nov 2015, 13:23
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What was he thinking? There's no way he would have gotten in yesterday the weather was hideous. Trying to get below and go visual maybe? Engine failure? Either way just shouldn't have been there.
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Somerset plane crash dead 'from the same family' - BBC News

The four people killed in a plane crash in Somerset are believed to be from the same family, police have said.
They were killed on Saturday when the light aircraft they were travelling in crashed into a field near the village of Churchinford.
The family members, from Surrey, were a 56-year-old man, 55-year-old woman, 23-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man.
Supt Richard Corrigan said "our thoughts are with [the affected family] at this extremely difficult time".
The aircraft was heading from the Surrey area towards Dunkeswell Aerodrome in east Devon; five miles (8km) from the crash site.
Formal identification has not yet taken place and a joint investigation with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch is under way.
Supt Corrigan added: "The focus of the activity will be to investigative inquiries and then recover the aircraft.
"Road closures remain in place around the crash site."
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We seem to see more and more of these US registered aircraft permanently based and flying in the UK. What's the US/FAA involvement in investigating such incidents or is that all left to the UK and the AAIB?
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I live in Taunton 5 miles from the crash and the weather here yesterday was awful. What was he thinking about?
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"We seem to see more and more of these US registered aircraft permanently based and flying in the UK. What's the US/FAA involvement in investigating such incidents or is that all left to the UK and the AAIB?"

I think if it's GA the Feds leave it up to the country where the accident took place to investigate, but they do note it on there monthly NTSB reports.
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They note all US manufacturer accidents, regardless of reg, but refer to country where accident occurred for the report.
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I think if it's GA the Feds leave it up to the country where the accident took place to investigate
ICAO Annex 13 :-)
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ICAO Annex 13 gives State of Occurrence primacy in investigation
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Thanks all; makes sense. As an area I'm not familar with I've got myself intrigued now on operating/licencing/IR for "N" reg GA a/c permanently in the UK, but not really on this thread I guess
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This thread should be moved to Rumours and News. It needs a more general readership.
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Light aircraft crashes don't live in R+N - a worldwide pro flying forum

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Quite right, there are no professional pilots in light aviation, and there's no international component to an N reg aircraft crashing in England. And of course, there's nobody but professional pilots on R&N.


Less sarcastically, incidents like this are exactly what A&CC is here for and the thread is in the right place - albeit that there's nothing to stop someone posting a one line redirect elsewhere if it seems useful.

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Victims named:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/avia...-children.html
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Somerset plane crash victims named locally as Woking family - Get Surrey
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