ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145605
Last updated: 25 May 2013
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Narrative:Microlight which departed from Perth bound for Glenforsa crashed about 100 feet from the summit of Ben More near Crianlarich. The wreckage and crew were discovered by hillworkers but the crash was unfortunately fatal. It is understood that the aircraft left Perth with 3 others but no further information is publicly available yet.
|Operator:||Scottish Aero Club|
|C/n / msn:|| 8018|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||100ft below Summit of Ben More, near Crianlarich, Stirlingshire -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Perth/Scone Airfeld, Scotland (EGPT/PSL)|
Per the summary from the offcicla AAIB report:
"The aircraft was being flown by an experienced microlight pilot who was accompanied by the owner, as a passenger, occupying the rear seat. They were transiting from Perth to Glenforsa, on the Isle of Mull, at about 6,000 ft, above scattered cloud. Approximately 2 nm east of Ben More mountain, in Stirlingshire, the aircraft descended in good visibility, remaining clear of the cloud. The descent and flight up to one second before impact was recorded on a video camera attached to the aircraft. The aircraft levelled off below the cloud base and approximately 100 ft above the summit of the mountain. It continued towards the mountain and encountered severe turbulence in the lee of the summit. This appeared to cause the pilot to lose control of the aircraft, which impacted the south side of the summit, fatally injuring both occupants."
Registration G-CWIK cancelled by the CAA on 07/01/2013 as status of registered owned is now "deceased"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-18091284 http://news.stv.tv/tayside/99538-two-dead-after-microlight-plane-crashes-at-summit-of-mountain-range http://www.aaib.gov.uk/publications/bulletins/january_2013/pegasus_quik__g_cwik.cfm http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/pilot-killed-in-microlight-crash-was-experienced.17581098 http://www.pprune.org/private-flying/485251-microlight-crash-scotland-2-fatalities.html http://www.microlightforum.com/showthread.php?7029-Fatal-crash-in-Stirlingshire http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=CWIK
||Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]|
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source]|
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]|
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