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Fatal Accident News 2017

AEROPLANES

15 Jan        
Piper PA30-160 Twin Comanche: Nr Chinnor, Chiltern Hills

The aircraft which is reported to have taken off from Turweston crashed in poor weather on the Aston Rowant Nature Reserve killing the pilot, the sole occupant.  (Source ASN).

25 May
Piper PA28–140: Mull of Kintyre
While en route from Oban to Carlisle, the aircraft crashed in the sea resulting in the loss of both persons on board.  (Source: ASN)  

28 May     
Europe: Nr Coal Aston Airfield, Derbyshire
The aircraft crashed in a field, the pilot later dying in hospital.  (Source: ASN). 

HELICOPTERS

29 March 
         
AS355 Twin Squirrel: Rhinog Mountains, Snowdonia   
The helicopter was flying from Luton Airport to Weston Airport, Dublin when it went missing in mountainous terrain.  The wreckage was located the following day, all five on board had been killed.  (Source: ASN & Media).

GLIDERS

8 April              
SZD-55-1: Nr Currock Hill Airfield, Nr Hexham, Northumberland
The glider crashed shortly after an aero-tow killing the pilot the sole occupant.  (Source: ASN & AAIB).


 

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