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#1864726
TAF EGTE 120826Z 1209/1217 19006KT 9999 SCT010
TEMPO 1209/1214 6000 RADZ BKN007
PROB30 TEMPO 1209/1212 2000 BR BKN004
BECMG 1212/1215 26010KT=

METAR EGTE 120920Z 17008KT 6000 SCT004 OVC006 17/16 Q1017=

METAR EGDY 121050Z 19011KT 4000 -DZ FEW005 OVC007 18/17 Q1017 TEMPO 3000 DZ SCT009 RMK GRN TEMPO YLO1
#1864728
Sadly the Blackdown Hills in particular are littered with GA aircraft that either suffered LOC or CFIT flying in unsuitable or marginal weather. I live in the area where this happened and I cancelled a flight I was going to do yesterday as it was so awful round here.

It might be the case it was suitable for someone with an IR/IR(R) but AFAIK the pilot didn't have one.
By Cessna571
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#1864788
There’s a full description elsewhere by a pilot who was in the air at the time and heard it unfold.

CFIT whilst in contact with Exeter radar and squawking 7700.

Had climbed to 7000’ and contacted Exeter radar “stuck in cloud”.

Given a height and vector to get them to Exeter.

Descended to 2600 as advised, but didn’t turn onto the heading.

I think they are the pertinent points.
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Pilot H wrote:-
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https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=403cee&lat=50.907&lon=-3.089&zoom=13.5&showTrace=2021-08-12&trackLabels&timestamp=1628759845


What I don't understand is that the video on this news link appears to show an inverted aircraft with a roundel on the side. All the photos of the aircraft in the above link show a grey colour scheme.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/14765 ... ews-police
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By Milty
FLYER Club Member  FLYER Club Member
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quickieq2uk wrote:Sadly the Blackdown Hills in particular are littered with GA aircraft that either suffered LOC or CFIT flying in unsuitable or marginal weather. I live in the area where this happened and I cancelled a flight I was going to do yesterday as it was so awful round here.

It might be the case it was suitable for someone with an IR/IR(R) but AFAIK the pilot didn't have one.


Sad times whenever there’s a loss of life. RIP and condolences to friends and relatives.

I’m very new to flying but grew up in the area. I thought the same when I saw the sad news that I recall several light aircraft crashes in the area (and a Red Arrow IIRC). Interesting and thought provoking now to learn the potential reasons. I know from walking in the area that weather can turn in a heartbeat. Let’s hope that all can learn from such experiences and stay safe.
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Boxkite wrote:What I don't understand is that the video on this news link appears to show an inverted aircraft with a roundel on the side. All the photos of the aircraft in the above link show a grey colour scheme.


It's the Daily Express. What don't you understand?

I am guessing that's an FAA Sea Fury from a while back as one of the comments suggests. Nothing to do with this incident

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Boxkite wrote:
Pilot H wrote:-
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https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=403cee&lat=50.907&lon=-3.089&zoom=13.5&showTrace=2021-08-12&trackLabels&timestamp=1628759845


What I don't understand is that the video on this news link appears to show an inverted aircraft with a roundel on the side. All the photos of the aircraft in the above link show a grey colour scheme.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/14765 ... ews-police


Possibly because it looks like video footage from the Sea Fury forced landing back in May rather than anything to do with the accident in the accompanying text.
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