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6 seater a/c crash Somerset

Old 26th Nov 2015, 19:36
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Dunkeswell is around 840 feet ASL and even when other low airports are giving 1200 feet cloud base its quite possible that the aircraft attempted to fly VFR under a 1200 to 1500 foot cloud base but Dunkeswell could have easily had a cloud base with rising terrain on the ground or not far above it with mist and poor visibility.
Attempting to get in in those conditions with a big dollop of get there itis and its easy to see how this accident could occur flying VFR

David stow more west from Exeter was on the top of moorland and on a number of occasions impossible to safely get into while Exeter not far to the east was clear. It was also well known that Exeter had its own unique mini climate
i flew a construction company almost every week there ( Davidstowe ) for almost a year landing on 500 metres of good runway and often having to clear livestock in a low pass in a Baron 55 and Crusader 303 so knew if all bad at my destination chances were Exeter was good but I used a strict regime on deciding to chuck it away and divert no get there itis


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Old 28th Nov 2015, 13:24
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The unfortunate pilot mentioned in his reviews of Birmingham and Dunkeswell airfield, that he completed his IMC rating in November 2012. Also adding the comment that the landing fees were cheaper at Dunkeswell when comparing Exeter.

He also hired out his a/c to IR pilots.

I'm saddened and would like to convey my condolences.
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 08:39
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Originally Posted by Pace
Can you fly an N reg in the Uk using Uk ratings ? If it's piggyback are the ratings on your Uk added ? I am sure the IMCR could not be added ?
Not sure maybe someone could clarify but he appears to have been attempting to fly VFR anyway so within his FAA licence holding

Hi Pace, short answer is: yes...refer to my post #24... Ref the FARs CFR14 Part 61.3 (a)(1)(v)

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Old 9th Dec 2016, 14:50
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Report out in this accident, sad event, impressive how in depth the investigation was.

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