Jodel DR1050 Ambassadeur, G-ATGE
The aircraft was on the return leg of a flight to the Isle of Man with three people on board. Deteriorating weather meant the pilot was unable to land at his destination, so he diverted to a nearby airfield, which had a grass runway oriented north-south. The aircraft passed over the northern threshold of the runway heading west and began a tight turn to the right. During the turn the nose dropped, probably as a result of a stall, and the aircraft dived into the ground. The occupants were fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed in the fire that followed.
Published 10 December 2014