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Rockwell Commander 114B, 2-ROAM: Fatal accident occurred December 03, 2015 in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

NTSB Identification: CEN16WA051
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Thursday, December 03, 2015 in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Aircraft: ROCKWELL 114, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On December 3, 2015, about 0911 hours universal coordinated time, a Rockwell model 114B airplane, United Kingdom registration 2-ROAM, impacted the Irish Sea while on approach to the Blackpool Airport, Lancashire, England. The pilot was fatally injured. The flight departed the Ronaldsway Airport on the Isle of Man.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB). This report is for informational purposes only, and contains only information released by or obtained from the government of the United Kingdom.

Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:
Air Accidents Investigation Branch
Farnborough House
Berkshire Copse Road
Aldershot, Hampshire
GU11 2HH, United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0) 1252 510300


The aircraft was on a VFR flight from Ronaldsway to Blackpool. A bank of low cloud was moving out to sea, and analysis of the radar track found that, coincident with encountering this cloud, the aircraft descended and its speed reduced until it disappeared from radar. Intensive SAR efforts did not locate the aircraft or pilot.

The available evidence suggests that the aircraft may have stalled at a height from which recovery was not possible.

History of the flight

The aircraft took off from Isle of Man (Ronaldsway) aerodrome at 0836 hrs on a private VFR flight to Blackpool. Radar and RTF recordings were used to establish the history of the flight after departure from Ronaldsway; no other evidence was available. The Blackpool TAF predicted the lowest visibility around the aircraft’s time of arrival would be 1,400 m, in heavy rain, with broken cloud 300 ft above the aerodrome.

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