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Date:14-JUN-2009
Time:14:00 BST
Type:Silhouette image of generic G115 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grob G115E Tutor
Owner/operator:Oxford UAS Royal Air Force (Oxford UAS RAF)
Registration: G-BYXR
C/n / msn: 82177
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Sutton Courtenay, near Drayton, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Benson (EGUB)
Destination airport:RAF Benson (EGUB)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
A Grob 115E Tutor aircraft, G-BYXR, operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF), was undertaking a cadet air experience flight from RAF Benson. The visibility was good and the aircraft was conducting aerobatics, in uncontrolled airspace, when it collided with a Standard-Cirrus glider G-CKHT.

The left wing of the Tutor struck the fin of the glider causing the tail section to break away. The glider pilot parachuted to safety. The Tutor entered a spiral / spinning manoeuvre before diving steeply into the ground. The Tutor pilot and cadet (Flight Lieutenant Mike Blee and Cadet Nicholas Rice) were both fatally injured.

Registration G-BYXR cancelled by the CAA as aircraft "destroyed" 16/7/2009

Sources:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/oxfordshire/8099551.stm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-11299402
https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/5-2010-g-byxr-and-g-ckht-14-june-2009
http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/grob-tutor-crash-inquiry-findings-published
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/service-inquiry-investigating-the-accident-to-tutor-g-byxr


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jun-2009 11:23 slowkid Added
15-Jun-2009 05:09 JINX Updated
15-Jun-2009 10:12 clearbeer Updated
23-Sep-2009 02:30 harro Updated
29-Nov-2009 09:09 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated
15-Oct-2012 12:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
06-May-2013 06:21 Nepa Updated [Operator]
12-Aug-2014 17:35 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Source, Embed code]
09-Oct-2015 06:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]

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