- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 11 May 2017
- Date of occurrence:
- 30 April 2016
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - fixed wing
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Field investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Slingsby T67M MKII Firefly
- Whitwell-on-the-Hill, North Yorkshire
Entered a spin and impacted a ploughed field near Whitwell, North Yorkshire, 30 April 2016.
The aircraft, operating in the vicinity of Castle Howard, North Yorkshire, was engaged in a general handling flight which included aerobatics. It was seen by witnesses in the area and recorded on radar. One witness saw the aircraft carry out a loop and, having passed the apex of the manoeuvre, enter what appeared to be a spin. The aircraft did not recover from the spin and struck the surface of a ploughed field, fatally injuring both persons on board.
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Published: 11 May 2017
Date of occurrence: 30 April 2016