AAIB investigation to Zenair CH 601XL Zodiac, G-EXXL
- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 10 November 2016
- Date of occurrence:
- 19 June 2016
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - fixed wing
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Zenair CH 601XL Zodiac
- Pilling Sands, Morecambe, Heysham, Lancashire
Mid-air collision with recreational kite, Pilling Sands, Morecambe, Heysham, Lancaster, 19 June 2016.
The aircraft was on a local flight from a private airstrip when it collided with a recreational kite at a height of 720 ft, causing minor damage to the left wing. The pilot reported that the kite flight activity had not been ‘NOTAMed’, and the kite did not have any streamers attached to aid conspicuity. The kite flying activity had not been notified to the CAA as required by the Air Navigation Order.
A correction was issued concerning this report on 11 November 2016. The correction was also published in the January 1/2017 Bulletin.
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Published: 10 November 2016
Date of occurrence: 19 June 2016