AAIB investigation to Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk, G-BNDE

Entered a spin and did not recover, near Padbury, Buckinghamshire, 20 August 2014.


The aircraft was flying in the vicinity of the town of Buckingham when it entered a spin from which it did not recover. The pilot sustained fatal injuries in the impact.

Bulletin Correction:

A correction was issued concerning this report in the October 2015 Bulletin.

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Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk G-BNDE

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Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk G-BNDE Correction 10-15

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Published 9 April 2015