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Antique aircraft down in Kent?

Old 21st Jul 2019, 16:22
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Antique aircraft down in Kent?

Hoping everyone is ok. Any details?
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 17:38
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Apparently at Pent Farm.
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 17:43
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Live updates as 'light aircraft crashes in field' near Folkestone
https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-...rashes-3118124
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 18:01
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Apparently at Pent Farm.
If it's a based aircraft (which of course it may not be), candidates that could conceivably be described as "antique" include a Texan and a Kaydet.
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 21:08
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A beautiful Tiger Moth restored by the owner, who sadly was the fatality. A great guy, who I was talking to about his aeroplane only a few weeks ago at Pent Farm. Tragic
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 21:26
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Just saw the pair flying 2 weekends ago .
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 21:29
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RIP.

This is terrible news.
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 22:14
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Originally Posted by Smythe View Post
Just saw the pair flying 2 weekends ago .
The pair ?

Was it one of the two Aero Legends Tigers ?
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Old 22nd Jul 2019, 13:17
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Reports now suggest that the aircraft hit an electricity pylon. One fatality (51) and one seriously injured (40s), no confirmation yet of which was the pilot. Next of kin have been informed.
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Old 22nd Jul 2019, 15:00
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Unfortunately I think this message is concerning my (ex-)uncle. We did get this night a phone call that he passed away by an aircraft crash... He was Belgian and restaurated in England historic aircrafts. I came across this website/forum in my search for more information about the crash. My dad is now travelling to England...
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Old 22nd Jul 2019, 16:10
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Very sad for your family Kjell....

You may find more information and discussion posted here as it becomes known. Sometimes a little speculation, but we try to keep that to a minimum. Many pilots like to discuss accidents to help in building skills to be better themselves, and learn from sad events, to prevent repeating them.

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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 13:12
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What terrible news
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 15:55
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The Tiger was reportedly a US-registered example, N54556, based in Antwerp with a Belgian owner (who doesn't appear to have been one of the casualties).


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