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Old 11th Feb 2009, 10:41
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BBC reporting possible 'mid air collision'

Not good.....

BBC NEWS | Wales | Two light aircraft crash in Wales
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Old 11th Feb 2009, 10:59
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Im wondering if they are from UWAS. We often used to fly over that area.
My thoughts are with the people involved.........
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Old 11th Feb 2009, 11:01
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A local councillor is reported to have said "we have heard the pilot jumped out" which make it more likely in my view.
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Old 11th Feb 2009, 11:09
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BBC NEWS | Wales | Two light aircraft crash in Wales

BBC reporting one fatality.

Spotted the "pilot jumped out" which suggests mil of some kind, not many others pack chutes.
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Old 11th Feb 2009, 11:09
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I did see that, though wasnt sure if he ment a bail out etc..hope its true though.
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Old 11th Feb 2009, 11:23
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I must admit my first thought was AEF but purely a guess knowing they do flight training in that area but others use it as a transit area.
Just sent a message to our CO to check we have no cadets flying today but don't think we do.
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Old 11th Feb 2009, 11:27
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It's less than a mile from where I am in the office at the moment, the roads have all been closed so nobody will be getting to the chip shop for dinner.

One unconfirmed fatality isn't what we want to hear, but I hope everybody got out fine. I do see a few light aircraft flying around this area practicing maneuvers etc.
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Old 11th Feb 2009, 12:16
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On the Telegraph site one reported as possibly RAF
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Old 11th Feb 2009, 12:27
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Very sorry to hear this news. But what is the AEF.

Thanks
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Old 11th Feb 2009, 12:29
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AEF is Air Experience Flight. They share aircraft with the University Air Squadrons and offer short experience flights to air cadets.
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Old 11th Feb 2009, 12:32
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The BBCi page is now showing a picture of crash wreckage, which appears to come from a Tutor.

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Old 11th Feb 2009, 12:33
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Just seen an RAF roundel on wreckage - from the first TV shots (BBC Wales)
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Old 11th Feb 2009, 12:40
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Sorry to report.

4 fatalities unfortunately.
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Old 11th Feb 2009, 12:50
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4 fatalities unfortunately.
That is very sad news if accurate especially if it involved youngsters with their lives in front of them

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Old 11th Feb 2009, 13:02
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ITV News have just reported that two RAF Grob trainers were involved.
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Old 11th Feb 2009, 13:18
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Trying to contact Dai "P" who flies with the AEF at St Athan. He's on a day off and I can't contact him. If anyone knows him, can they let him know that Rob "757 FO" has tried to call.
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Old 11th Feb 2009, 13:20
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Looks to be close to Margam airstrip. BBC appears to show a Tutor but not the identity of the other airframe.
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Old 11th Feb 2009, 13:24
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I suspect anyone involved with the AEF may have gone in to see what they can do to help.
Awful day
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Old 11th Feb 2009, 13:28
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It's 'crap reporting' because it diminishes the fate of the poor devils involved with 'what if' speculation so soon after the event. The reporter may as well have prefaced her comments with: "Could have been worse...."
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Old 11th Feb 2009, 13:37
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I tend to agree with XV 490, it is almost like the press think that they need to add something to the story, as if anything needs to be added to the loss of four young people.

Tragic loss, thoughts go out to families and collegues.
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