Incident Liberty XL_2 N518XL,
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Date:Wednesday 10 January 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic XL2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Liberty XL_2
Registration: N518XL
MSN: 0013
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:5 miles west of Biggin Hill Airfield, Kent, England, -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Biggin Hill Airfield (EGKB), Biggin Hill, Kent, England, UK.
Destination airport:Biggin Hill Airfield (EGKB), Biggin Hill, Kent, England, UK.
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Following climb out from Biggin Hill Airfield and when at cruising altitude, the aircraft door suddenly blew open, tearing off the pilots glasses and headset. With the use of the transponder and his spare glasses he was able to return safely to Biggin Hill Airfield.

Sources: - AAIB Bulletin No: 3/2018 Ref: EW/G2018/01/03


Gamston (Retford) Airport (EGNE), Retford, Nottinghamshire, England, UK. - 5th July 2009

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09-May-2020 23:37 Peter Clarke Added

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