Christen Eagle II, G-EGUL
While making an approach to land, the aircraft collided with an agricultural vehicle that was spraying crops in a field adjacent to the runway threshold; the aircraft was destroyed in the impact and post-crash fire. Both occupants suffered fatal injuries. The investigation concluded that the aircraft’s final approach was flown such that its occupants were unable to ensure that the flight path ahead was clear of obstacles. As a result, they were unaware of the vehicle’s proximity to the runway. No safety recommendations have been made.
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