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Nord NC854S, G-BGEW
After taking off, the aircraft was seen to climb over rising ground with a nose high attitude. Approximately 90 seconds later, at a height of between 250 ft and 300 ft agl, 1.5 nm to the west of the airfield, it departed from controlled flight and struck the ground in a steep nose down attitude whilst rotating to the left. A post-impact fire ensued and the aircraft’s structure was largely consumed. The aircraft’s exhaust system was found to be in poor condition and the post mortem examination revealed that the pilot’s blood contained an elevated level of carbon monoxide.
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