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Old 8th Jan 2018, 14:43   #1 (permalink)
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Plane down Overbury, Tewkesbury.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/lat...Light-Aircraft

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Hope they’re alright.
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Light aircraft crashes in field near Overbury - BBC News
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Old 8th Jan 2018, 15:25   #4 (permalink)
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The visibility looks rather low on the BBC News photo.
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AAIB deployed.
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They didnt Survive, RIP sad start to a new Year
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They didnt Survive, RIP sad start to a new Year
Yeah totally devastating to hear news like this. Normally when AAIB are sent immediately itís not always good news. Thoughts with their families.
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It's been pea soup here all day (Cheltenham) and only about 1-2 degrees celsius.

Staverton lost contact with them inbound and its now announced it was one of Aero's fleet heading back and both men didn't survive.

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BBC report shows police blocking access to Overbury Farm, which extends as far as the top of Bredon Hill (300m AMSL).
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Old 8th Jan 2018, 18:56   #10 (permalink)
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I was in the area at the time. Zero chance that the conditions were VFR compliant.

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Old 8th Jan 2018, 19:26   #11 (permalink)
 
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Very sad, another case of VFR continuing into IMC, never a good idea.
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Old 8th Jan 2018, 21:47   #12 (permalink)
 
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Light aircraft fatality Gloucestershire.

Latest: Two die in plane crash near Tewkesbury

Reported to be an Aeros aircraft based at Gloucester.

Two men have been confirmed dead after a light aircraft has crashed into a field near Tewkesbury this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Services says a light aircraft came down at around 12.45pm today in a field near Overbury, Tewkesbury.

The two men were confirmed dead the scene and the ambulance service has said nothing could have been done to save them.

Gloucestershire Live has learned the aircraft came from a flight training company based at Gloucestershire Airport and was travelling back to the county when it came down.

There is thick fog in the area and eye-witnesses have said the plane hit a tree.

Gloucestershire Airport has described the plane crash as a “tragic accident.”

Darren Lewington, operations director at the airport, said: “West Midlands Ambulance Service has sadly confirmed that two people were killed when the light aircraft they were flying in crashed at Overbury, near Tewkesbury this afternoon.

“Our air traffic control staff raised the alarm when contact was lost with the aircraft, which was inbound to the Airport at around 1240. We are assisting the police and Air Accident Investigation Branch with their investigations. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of all those affected by this tragic accident.”

Latest: Two die in plane crash near Tewkesbury - Gloucestershire Live
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Old 8th Jan 2018, 23:07   #13 (permalink)
 
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Reports of thick fog at the time.
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Old 9th Jan 2018, 06:13   #14 (permalink)
 
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...another case of VFR continuing into IMC, never a good idea.
Is there anything in the public domain to indicate that the flight was being conducted under VFR at the time, or at anytime during its last flight?
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Very low cloud around midday with light drizzle, the gap between Breedon and the Cotswold ridge with low hills in between would have been very tricky in VFR, if it was an instrument flight there was a big navigation error. With high ground to the east Staverton is an airfield where navigation must be spot on.
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Isn't Breddon hill one of only two hills in the country with a light on it, because locals got fed up of the RAF flying into it from Pershore.
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if it was an instrument flight there was a big navigation error. With high ground to the
Sorry, but where is your evidence to back up that statement? Beacon to beacon or beacon to point or beacon to range/radial are valid IFR navigation techniques. Admittedly these chaps or chapesses were in the wrong place at the wrong time when some LOC/UA/technical event occured but it remains to be seen whether they were playing by the rules or not.
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Anyone know the type of aircraft?
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A sad event. Aircraft was a PA28 @piperboy84.
Plenty of images appearing online in previously linked sites along with registration.

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A very sad day for me having learnt the loss of my good friend and instructor.

I'm absolutely devastated to say the least.

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