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Light aircraft mishap, Somerset, (changed to) 26 May

PostPosted:Thu May 27, 2021 5:03 pm
by kanga
Pilot taken to hospital, but had extricated himself

https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/20 ... ar-taunton

Re: Light aircraft mishap, Somerset, 27 May

PostPosted:Thu May 27, 2021 5:22 pm
by patowalker
The pilot was already out of the light aircraft when it crashed.

Good for him.

Re: Light aircraft mishap, Somerset, 27 May

PostPosted:Thu May 27, 2021 5:57 pm
by matthew_w100
That may be why it crashed.

Re: Light aircraft mishap, Somerset, 27 May

PostPosted:Thu May 27, 2021 7:16 pm
by malcolmfrost
Love the picture of the random street nearby! Makes it all a lot clearer!

Re: Light aircraft mishap, Somerset, 27 May

PostPosted:Thu May 27, 2021 7:20 pm
by Colonel Panic
kanga wrote:https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2021-05-27/pilot-taken-to-hospital-after-plane-crashes-near-taunton


Trying to not accept cookies on that link is the definition of impossible. I do hope what they have done fails the GDPR test.

Re: Light aircraft mishap, Somerset, 27 May

PostPosted:Thu May 27, 2021 7:25 pm
by Flyin'Dutch'
Colonel Panic wrote:
kanga wrote:https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2021-05-27/pilot-taken-to-hospital-after-plane-crashes-near-taunton


Trying to not accept cookies on that link is the definition of impossible. I do hope what they have done fails the GDPR test.


I managed to read through it without accepting cookies. You are right one cannot decline cookies.

Re: Light aircraft mishap, Somerset, 27 May

PostPosted:Thu May 27, 2021 7:28 pm
by Boxkite
Accident happened on the 26th.

Re: Light aircraft mishap, Somerset, 27 May

PostPosted:Thu May 27, 2021 7:54 pm
by JAFO
I have great difficulty declining cookies. :pig:

Re: Light aircraft mishap, Somerset, 27 May

PostPosted:Thu May 27, 2021 8:08 pm
by peter272
kanga wrote:Pilot taken to hospital, but had extricated himself

https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/20 ... ar-taunton


… wonder what he was flying

Re: Light aircraft mishap, Somerset, 27 May

PostPosted:Thu May 27, 2021 8:43 pm
by UV
malcolmfrost wrote:Love the picture of the random street nearby! Makes it all a lot clearer!

Yep! Or it’s a Police car blocking some street nearly! Always same same...

Re: Light aircraft mishap, Somerset, 27 May

PostPosted:Thu May 27, 2021 8:55 pm
by Iceman
There is, of course, a strip at Durston, so presumably a takeoff / landing accident ?

Image

Iceman 8)

Re: Light aircraft mishap, Somerset, 27 May

PostPosted:Thu May 27, 2021 9:45 pm
by Rob P
Well from the fact that the journalist tells us the pilot got out of the aircraft before the crash I'm guessing he just forgot to set the autopilot before jumping out.

The pilot was already out of the light aircraft when it crashed


But we shouldn't speculate and just wait for...

(you can fill in the rest yourself.)

Rob P

Re: Light aircraft mishap, Somerset, 27 May

PostPosted:Thu May 27, 2021 10:41 pm
by Iceman
Anyone care to guess which well-known local resident this might be ?

Iceman 8)

Re: Light aircraft mishap, Somerset, 27 May

PostPosted:Thu May 27, 2021 10:50 pm
by G-BLEW
Iceman wrote:Anyone care to guess which well-known local resident this might be ?

Iceman 8)


Are you wondering, or do you know something?

Ian

Re: Light aircraft mishap, Somerset, 27 May

PostPosted:Thu May 27, 2021 11:17 pm
by peter272
From Twitter

Maurice Kirk could not attend his latest hearing today [for contempt-see other tweet] due to being in hospital after his #Taunton plane crash late yesterday afternoon - get well soon Maurice!