DH82A Tiger Moth, G-AOIL, 15 May 2011
DH82A Tiger Moth, G-AOIL
The pilot and a passenger were on a local pleasure flight. The aircraft was seen by observers on the ground to pull up into a loop and during the manoeuvre it entered a spin from which it did not recover. The pilot was not formally trained in aerobatics and had limited experience of spin recovery. The manoeuvre started at 1,500 feet agl and there was insufficient height for the pilot to recover from the subsequent spin. The passenger was seriously injured and died later the same day in hospital. The pilot, who was also seriously injured, survived.