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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 239064
Last updated: 31 August 2020
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Date:04-AUG-2020
Time:11:01 LT
Type:RANS S6-116 Coyote II
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-BUWK
C/n / msn: PFA 204A-12448
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Herring Lane, Cross-in-Hand, near Heathfield, East Sussex, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Bradley's Lawn Airfield, Cross in Hand, East Sussex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The light aircraft crashed in a field off Herring Lane, north of Heathfield, East Sussex at 11:01 local time. Police and ambulance crews have joined firefighters from Heathfield, Uckfield, Battle and Wadhurst at the scene. The pilot died in the accident. The aircraft had taken off from the Voliamo Flying School at Bradley's Lawn Airfield, Cross in Hand, East Sussex. Eyewitness reports were that the aircraft climbed to 300 feet, then dived into the ground, bursting into flames on impact.

UPDATE: The deceased pilot was named by the BBC and a contemporary newspaper report (see links #14 & #15), quote: "Richard Warriner, 65, from Burwash, is believed to have died instantly when his plane came down in open ground off Herring Lane, near a flying school, and burst into flames on Tuesday". The Sussex Police and the AAIB confirm that his next of kin have been informed of the incident.

Sources:

1. https://www.sussexlive.co.uk/news/sussex-news/sussex-plane-crash-live-updates-4393169
2. https://news.sky.com/story/light-plane-crashes-in-east-sussex-emergency-services-at-scene-12042280
3. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2020/08/04/emergency-services-at-scene-of-light-plane-crash-in-east-sussex/
4. https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/18627118.plane-crashes-herring-lane-heathfield/
5. https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/national/18627179.emergency-services-scene-light-plane-crash-east-sussex
6. https://www.brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/news/pilot-dies-sussex-plane-crash-2932910
7. https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/news/pilot-dies-in-light-plane-crash-near-heathfield/
8. https://www.kentlive.news/news/sussex-news/sussex-plane-crash-pilot-killed-4394739
9. https://www.sussexlive.co.uk/news/sussex-news/heathfield-plane-crash-pilot-who-4400161
10. https://www.radarbox.com/data/registration/G-BUWK
11. https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/
12. http://avia-dejavu.net/photo%20G-BUWK.htm (photo)
13. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8591759/Light-aircraft-crashes-bursts-flames-Sussex.html
14. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-53681424
15. https://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/pilot-who-died-plane-crash-near-heathfield-named-2934809
16. https://www.voliamo.co.uk/
17. https://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=116317

RANS S6-116 Coyote II G-BUWK at Sywell, Northamptonshire 31 August 2013G-BUWK Rans S-6-116N Coyote II (9678731753)


Images:

Photo of G-BUWK courtesy AirHistory.net


Compton Abbas (EGHA)
27 October 2019; (c) Howard J Curtis

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Aug-2020 11:35 gerard57 Added
04-Aug-2020 11:56 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
04-Aug-2020 12:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
04-Aug-2020 15:03 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]
04-Aug-2020 16:26 Aerossurance Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
04-Aug-2020 20:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Aug-2020 12:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
05-Aug-2020 19:30 Anon. Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Aug-2020 23:33 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
07-Aug-2020 04:47 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
07-Aug-2020 14:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
07-Aug-2020 14:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
12-Aug-2020 16:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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