Friday, March 07, 2014

Gloucestershire Airport, UK

Light-aircraft crashes at Gloucestershire Airport

A light-aircraft crash landed at Gloucestershire Airport on Friday evening.

Pictured, this Pitts Special aerobatic biplane tipped onto its nose following an attempted landing just before 5pm.

The pilot was uninjured.

Air accident investigation have been alerted to the incident.

Darren Lewington, head of operations at the airport based in Staverton, said: “The pilot has had a minor incident on landing this afternoon when it tipped on its nose.

“The pilot is absolutely fine and the aircraft, which has been recovered, will remain at the airport for the time being.

“There is minimal damage and the Air Accident Investigation Branch has been advised of the incident which is standard procedure.”

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