MCR-01 VLA , G-TOOT
The aircraft was returning from Duxford to a private airstrip near Bournemouth. The pilot reported smoke in the cockpit and that he was diverting to Thruxton. About two minutes later the aircraft crashed two miles east of Thruxton and both occupants were fatally injured in the impact. Evidence indicated that there had not been an engine compartment fire as the source of the smoke, leading to the probability that the smoke was generated by an electrical fault within the cockpit. A large and sustained post-crash fire destroyed any evidence that would have allowed a specific component to be identified as the source of the smoke.
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