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Thread: Helicopter and light aircraft midair in Buckinghamshire

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    Helicopter and light aircraft midair in Buckinghamshire

    There are casualties but details are still sketchy. Rescue operation is ongoing.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-engl...herts-42030439
    http://forum.keypublishing.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=24455&dateline=137163  6822Hindsight is what you see from the tailgunner's position...

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    Someone was very quick to get it on ASN, a Guimbal Cabri and Cessna 152, 3 deceased R.I.P.

    https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=201438
    http://forum.keypublishing.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=24455&dateline=137163  6822Hindsight is what you see from the tailgunner's position...

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    http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/applicat...01&imgtype=jpg

    Very sad news, R.I.P. Photo of G-WACG above.
    http://www.flightmemory.com/ I have been round the world 11.83 times!

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    A dreadful event, too many lives turned upside down.

    Here is a weird thing. Twenty one years ago, in he SAME place !

    "Two people standing in the grounds of Waddesdon Manor were watching the glider whilst they waited for relatives. They became aware of the Grumman AA-5B Tiger when it flew almost overhead. It appeared to be flying straight and level at a steady speed, and they were surprised when it did not take early action to avoid the glider.

    They continued to watch both aircraft and at a very late stage, they saw the AA-5B Tiger bank to the right, as if to avoid the glider. They thought that the aircraft had come extremely close to each other but had not touched. However, almost immediately, the Tiger entered a diving turn to the left, from which it did not recover. The witnesses heard the AA-5B Tiger's engine running all the way down the dive, and both were of the impression that the aircraft was behaving as if there was no corrective action from the pilot.

    Another witness in the garden of a house close to the impact site saw the Tiger in the final moments of what appeared to be a vertical, high-speed dive. She immediately instigated a 999 telephone call, and the police logged the reporting time as 11:05 hours (10:05 hours UTC).

    https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=188064

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    Names have been released. One is Mike Green formerly of Fast Helicopters at Thruxton. Very experienced CFI. I knew him but, no relation.

    Fly on blithe spirit.

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