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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65701
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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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
MSN: 82177
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sutton Courtenay, near Drayton, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Benson (EGUB)
Destination airport:RAF Benson (EGUB)
Investigating agency: AAIB
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


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

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 Alpine Flight 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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