AAIB investigation to Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior III, G-WAVS

Controlled flight into terrain, Bredon Hill, Overbury, Worcestershire, 8 January 2018.


The aircraft struck trees on isolated high ground in conditions of poor visibility and was destroyed. The pilot, a senior instructor, and the student pilot suffered fatal injuries. ‘The Skyway Code’, published by the CAA, describes the hazards of flight in these circumstances and steps that can be taken at the planning stage to help avoid them.

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Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior III, G-WAVS 12-18

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Published 6 December 2018