Fatal Accident Data 2020

AEROPLANES

2 November        

Socata TB-10 Tobago: G-CBGC        Sea Nr, Cannes Mandelieu Airport, France
Shortly before 20.00 hrs the aircraft disappeared from radar while on a night circuit training flight.  Some wreckage was found in the sea about 4 km SE of the airport.  The pilot, the sole occupant, is missing. (Source ASN & media).

11 October    
Cessna FRA150L Aerobat: G-CIIR
The aircraft crashed in the hills north of Troutbeck, between Keswick and Penrith, Cumbria, during a flight from Netherthorpe.   The sole occupant pilot- owner received fatal injuries.  (Source: ASN).

4th August

Rans S6  Coyote II: G-BUWK: Bradley's Lawn Airstrip, Nr Heathfield, East Sussex
AAIB Synopsis
G-BUWK, a Rans S6-116, took off from Bradley’s Lawn airstrip, East Sussex.  Witnesses then saw the aircraft make a spiral descent to the ground. There was a post-impact fire; the aircraft was destroyed and the pilot was found deceased.  A post-mortem examination indicated that the pilot probably suffered a cardiac event resulting in incapacitation shortly after takeoff.  (AAIB Bulletin 4/2021).   


GYROPLANES

12 November
Rotosport Cavalon: Nr Avoch, Black Isle, Scotland
The gyroplane took off from Inverness airport and crashed about 5 miles away in a field near Avoch on the Moray Firth coast.  The pilot was pronounced dead at the scene. (Main Source: ASN). 




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