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  • Fournier Boy
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    • Mar 2007
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    Tiger Moth down at Compton Abbas (August 2017)

    Media reporting a sad outcome for both occupants of a Tiger Moth which has crashed at Compton Abbas this morning

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    Last edited by Moggy C; 13th January 2019, 10:29.
  • trumper
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    • Aug 2003
    • 6561

    #2
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-41060535

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    • Newforest
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      • Apr 2005
      • 8817

      #3
      https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=199209

      R.I.P. to both the pilot and passenger.
      http://www.flightmemory.com/ I have been round the world 11.83 times!

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      • Mothminor
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Dec 2012
        • 935

        #4
        Very sad news indeed.

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        • 27vet
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Nov 2009
          • 2669

          #5
          Tragic. R.I.P. and condolences.
          sigpicHindsight is what you see from the tailgunner's position...

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          • Consul
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Aug 2004
            • 1745

            #6
            The press really are a disgrace sometimes. ITV believes every biplane is a Tiger Moth and has to illustrate their report of this tragic accident with a completely inappropriate picture. :-(
            https://www.itv.com/news/2017-08-26/...ircraft-crash/
            "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."(Mary Baker Eddy)

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            • Propstrike
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              • Mar 2004
              • 3891

              #7
              I think we are kidding ourselves if we pretend that the prevailing news media even try to uphold the standards of competence or diligence that we more usually saw, years ago.

              They seem to be much more in the business of copy/pasting any old bolleaux to their rolling social media feeds, on the basis it does not matter, because it will sink out of sight within 8 hours.

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              • DH82EH
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Jan 2013
                • 474

                #8
                It's always horrible to hear of news such as this.
                My sincerest condolences to the friends and families of those affected.

                Thoughts and prayers.

                Andy Scott

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                • paul178
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Mar 2011
                  • 2923

                  #9
                  At least Sky got it right.

                  http://news.sky.com/story/two-men-de...sbury-11006217
                  I have kleptomania,But when it gets bad
                  I take something for it.

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                  • Chitts
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                    • Jan 2009
                    • 134

                    #10
                    A very sad and totally avoidable accident. For those familiar with 'Wind In The Wires' by Duncan Grinnell-Milne it's a stark reinforcement of the lesson learned when the BE2 crashed at Shoreham. Don't try to turn back.

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                    • buzzbeurling
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Aug 2010
                      • 53

                      #11
                      Overhead picture of the crash site in this report...

                      http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/846...-dorset-police

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                      • The Blue Max
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                        • Mar 2005
                        • 2115

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Chitts View Post
                        A very sad and totally avoidable accident. For those familiar with 'Wind In The Wires' by Duncan Grinnell-Milne it's a stark reinforcement of the lesson learned when the BE2 crashed at Shoreham. Don't try to turn back.
                        And of course you were there and know the full facts of what happened To make this comment ??
                        "I see something of the cobra in you Stachel!"

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                        • avion ancien
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                          • Aug 2007
                          • 5162

                          #13
                          If I was the owner of Shoreham based G-AMNN, I'd be pretty p####d off, to say the least, that the Daily Express had used a photograph of my aeroplane to illustrate a report that a Tiger Moth had crashed killing its two occupants without even bothering to say that it was (a) a stock photograph and (b) not the aeroplane that had crashed at Compton Abbas. I wonder how many people have put two and two together and, with the aid of the Daily Express, have made five and I wonder if the owner of G-AMNN and his family have been receiving concerned telephone calls. But on reflection, I have to acknowledge that this report is the work of the Daily Express, which is a newspaper seemingly devoid of social responsibility or ethics and for whose journalists truth and accuracy are concepts that they just about remember from their days as cub reporters! However I hope that someone affected chooses to make a complaint to the PCC.

                          Edit: for the purposes of the above, I'm assuming - as neither the identity of the aeroplane nor its two occupants appear to have been released - that it was not G-AMNN (and if it was, then disclosing as much in this manner is equally reprehensible).
                          Last edited by avion ancien; 28th August 2017, 13:38. Reason: Clarification

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                          • Newforest
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                            • Apr 2005
                            • 8817

                            #14
                            Not correct AA, my photo clearly shows and credits that this is a Getty stock photo!
                            http://www.flightmemory.com/ I have been round the world 11.83 times!

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                            • John Aeroclub
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                              • Jul 2006
                              • 2752

                              #15
                              It could be a Getty stock photo of NN and if is not the one involved surely they should very clearly state this. "This is a Tiger Moth similar to the aeroplane that crashed". I wouldn't doubt for a minute that they didn't know the letters mean something specific.

                              John

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                              • avion ancien
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Aug 2007
                                • 5162

                                #16
                                Thank you, John. You've made the point that I intended to make, namely that it is a library photograph (I don't deny its caption) which is not stated to be merely representative of the type of aeroplane which crashed. It is, at best, sloppy journalism which, whether intentionally or otherwise, invites readers to draw an erroroneous conclusion. That it bears the caption 'Getty stock' has, I suspect, more to do with copyright law than good journalism!
                                Last edited by avion ancien; 28th August 2017, 17:21.

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                                • Chris Cussen
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Jul 2012
                                  • 90

                                  #17
                                  A very sad and totally avoidable accident. For those familiar with 'Wind In The Wires' by Duncan Grinnell-Milne it's a stark reinforcement of the lesson learned when the BE2 crashed at Shoreham. Don't try to turn back.
                                  Another instant expert based on no information whatsoever. Just what I love about this forum.

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                                  • Sideslip
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Apr 2012
                                    • 632

                                    #18
                                    Rather than just slamming Chitts for his comment, wouldn't it be better to ask how he got his information?
                                    Work! You don't know what work is. When I was a boy...

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                                    • trumper
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                                      • Aug 2003
                                      • 6561

                                      #19
                                      ^^^^^^ Absolutely ,he may have been there or involved somehow.

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                                      • Chitts
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                                        • Jan 2009
                                        • 134

                                        #20
                                        Sadly my info came from several first hand accounts from witnesses on Saturday. As an FI, TRE, TRI, CRI, CRMT and 12000+ hours flying everything from microlights to long haul jets I get pretty peed off with people getting injured or killed in stupid b. accidents. Imagine being a member of the passengers family who were watching the flight? How does one explain what went on to them? Dealing with an engine failure is one thing (I've had 5 in single engine aircraft, all ended up undamaged in fields) and we have to learn the cruel lessons from these tragic accidents. Sorry to appear so heartless.

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