Air Safety

AAIB is sending a team to Colombia

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has said it is sending a team to Colombia to assist in the investigation into the crash of an Avro RJ-85 which killed 76 people. The AAIB team is being sent in accordance International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 13 protocols as the United [read more]

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General Aviation

2 men die in Builth Wells microlight crash

Police have confirmed that two men have been killed when their microlight crashed into a field on Sunday. The accident happened around midday on Sunday when Police and Ambulance crews were called to reports that an aircraft had crashed into a field near Cwmbach in Powys. Both men were pronounced dead [read more]

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Helicopters

RAF Helicopter bursts into flames in Snowdonia

An RAF Helicopter has burst into flames moments after being forced to land with a technical issue. Emergency services were called to a “helicopter crash” shortly before 2pm this afternoon. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) confirmed that a Griffin training helicopter “safely completed a precautionary landing in Snowdonia”. All four [read more]

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Air Safety

Plane crashes onto A40 in Monmouthshire

Gwent police say they are dealing with a light aircraft which has crashed into the A40 between Abergaveney and Raglan. A spokesperson for the emergency services said: The light aircraft which crashed was carrying a pilot and two passengers. They are being treated for minor injuries. No other vehicle was [read more]