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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 17:59
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Plane crash near Basingstoke UK

Plane crashes near Popham Airfield (From Basingstoke Gazette)
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 18:03
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BBC News stating 25 firefighters in attendance. Would that be overkill or did it come down on a road?
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 18:40
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A friend lives across the road from where this happened, the accident appears to have occurred behind the BP garage which backs on to the woods. The woods have difficult access with mainly narrow mud tracks. I guess the access and proximity to the petrol station probably guided the turnout of so many firefighters.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 18:52
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sadly now reported that there were two fatalities and one critically injured.
BBC News - Two dead in aircraft crash near Popham, Hampshire
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 19:23
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The weather this afternoon in the area was pretty bad.


As an example this is Farnborough


EGLF 031520Z 36011KT 6000 2000SW BR VCSH BKN006 06/05 Q1018
EGLF 031450Z 34013KT 4000 BR FEW006 BKN016 07/06 Q1017


Odiham


EGVO 031550Z 36012KT 9999 OVC004 05/04 Q1019 YLO2
EGVO 031450Z 33015KT 9999 BKN004 OVC016 06/05 Q1017 YLO2
EGVO 031350Z 27016KT 9999 BKN008 OVC015 11/09 Q1014 GRN



Boscombe Down


EGDM 031650Z AUTO 01013KT 9999 OVC006/// 05/04 Q1022
EGDM 031550Z AUTO 35009KT 9999 BKN006/// BKN017/// 05/05 Q1020 RERA
EGDM 031450Z AUTO 35015G25KT 8000 -SHRA SCT003/// BKN016/// 06/05 Q1017
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Originally Posted by Sop_Monkey View Post
BBC News stating 25 firefighters in attendance. Would that be overkill or did it come down on a road?
Better too many than too few.
Condolences to those affected.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 21:22
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Not good news

Any info on what type of aircraft it was and probable cause?
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 21:52
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Popham is a big microlight base, for training and for owners. But if there are three fatalities, and they were all on board, that rules out the microlights.
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Old 3rd Jan 2015, 23:36
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It is reported on Flyer Forum that it is NOT a Popham based aircraft.
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Old 4th Jan 2015, 11:28
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According to Pophams facebook page it was closed at the time due to surface conditions.
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A few more details have been released about this sad accident.
Man and woman identified after Popham plane crash (From Basingstoke Gazette)
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Boy, 6, orphaned and fighting for his life after both parents die in light aircraft crash | Daily Mail Online

Took off from Bembridge apparently...
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Old 4th Jan 2015, 18:26
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Angry and sickened about the loss of innocent lives
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Old 4th Jan 2015, 18:41
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Sorry to hear the sad news. Last flew in to Popham many years back. I dont know which runway they were aiming for but some could find the airfield a little 'uncomfortable' if new to the airfield, especially with the Garage and Cafe area to take into account if on short finals for that particular runway. One report mentioned that weather was not so good, but appreciate this is all speculation until details and facts are known.
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Judging by the pilot's name stated in the press and a quick search of G-INFO it would appear the aircraft in question is G-CGVO.

Very sad news, two people have lost their lives and a little boy has lost his parents.
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Old 4th Jan 2015, 18:50
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G-CGVO recent change of ownership RIP Lewis and Sally
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Old 4th Jan 2015, 19:58
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I have to ask myself what a permit aircraft was doing flying in those conditions when the weather forecast was terrible all day and the actual matched it.

I would be surprised if we have anything to learn from the AIB report when it comes out. But who knows....
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Old 4th Jan 2015, 20:50
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Not only was it forecast...it was ferking awful when l drove past at 1 pm.
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Old 4th Jan 2015, 23:11
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Does anyone know if they were flying towards their home in Alcester, in which case Wellesbourne Mountford could have been their destination.


Popham is a good 60nm further south, but on track.
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Old 4th Jan 2015, 23:25
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Damned shame, hope the poor little guy pulls thru.
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