AAIB investigation to Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche, G-ATMT

Controlled flight into terrain, near Aston Rowant Nature Reserve, Oxfordshire, 15 January 2017.


G-ATMT was operating below 1,000 ft in an area where the Minimum Safe Altitude (MSA ) was 2,200 ft. It was likely that the aircraft flew in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC ) below MSA for at least 1 minute 45 seconds before flying into some trees standing on a ridge of high ground. The aircraft was extensively damaged and the pilot, the only person on board, was fatally injured.

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Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche, G-ATMT 10-17

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Published 12 October 2017