Sad Loss of a 55 Year Old Pilot and a Luton Minor

The Conclusion of the AAIB report states, in part:

The aircraft was observed to bank to the right and then descend rapidly to the ground which it struck at a steep nose-down angle… It is possible that the pilot was not able to lower the nose of the aircraft quickly enough to maintain adequate airspeed and the aircraft then stalled at a low height from which recovery was unlikely.

Engine failure or a failure in the flying control cable system are considered as possibilities.

GASCo offers its sincere sympathies to the family and friends of the pilot.

From a fairly short list of other reports there are 3 landing accidents and one each of a take off accident, a landing gear failure, a fire on the ground and a prop swing.

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