AAIB investigation to Pioneer 300, G-OPFA and Valenta Ray X (UAS, registration n/a)

Mid-air collision between Pioneer 300 (G-OPFA) and Valenta Ray X (UAS), Upton-upon- Severn, Worcestershire, 5 April 2015.


While flying in uncontrolled airspace and in good visibility a remotely piloted model glider and a light aircraft collided at a height of approximately 630 ft. The glider sustained serious damage before crashing into a field. The aircraft sustained minor damage and landed uneventfully. There were no injuries.

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Pioneer 300 G-OPFA and Valenta Ray X S037996 10-15

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Published 8 October 2015