Accident Pitts S-1D G-BOXV, 26 Aug 2022
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Date:26-AUG-2022
Time:c. 10:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Pitts S-1D
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-BOXV
MSN: 7-0433
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Shobdon Airfield (EGBS), Leominster, Herefordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Shobdon Airport (EGBS)
Destination airport:Shobdon Airport (EGBS)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
The experiential Julio R Castrillo-built Pitts S-1D crashed at Shobdon Airfield (EGBS), near Leominster, Herefordshire, while engaged in aerobatics, killing the pilot.

Witnesses working in a nearby field were watching the plane that had been twisting and turning in the sky, suddenly plummet to the ground and explode into flames.

The AAIB has sent an investigation team to the site of the crash; Shobdon Airfield was closed immediately after the incident, and remained closed for the rest of the day.

Formerly N27882 (US Registry); first UK registered as G-BOXV 8 August 1988.


Sources:

1. https://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=121990
2. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/19626911/shobdon-airfield-plane-crash-pilot-man-50s-dies/
3. https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/regional-news/man-dies-plane-crash-herefordshire-7515055
4. https://www.herefordtimes.com/news/20777132.pilot-killed-plane-crash-herefordshire-airfield/
5. https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1660767/Herefordshire-aircraft-crash-Shobdon-Airfield-closed-emergency-injured-latest-updates]
6. West Mercia Police: https://www.westmercia.police.uk/news/west-mercia/news/2022/august/man-dies-following-light-aircraft-crash/
7. http://www.pittsdisplays.co.uk/gboxv-2/
8. https://www.itv.com/news/central/2022-08-26/man-dead-after-light-aircraft-crash-in-herefordshire
9. https://yourherefordshire.co.uk/all/news/news-teddy-bears-picnic-event-at-shobdon-airfield-is-postponed-following-air-crash-that-left-one-man-dead/
10. https://metro.co.uk/2022/08/26/man-dies-after-plane-crashes-at-airfield-in-herefordshire-17250958/
11. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/aaib-current-field-investigations/air-accidents-investigation-branch-current-field-investigations
12. FAA: https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/Search/NNumberResult?NNumberTxt=27822
13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shobdon_Aerodrome
14. Pilot's Obituary: https://www.herefordtimes.com/news/20863644.falklands-war-hero-named-herefordshire-airfield-crash-victim/

Location

Media:

G-BOXV Pitts S-1S Special (Private Owner)

Images:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Aug-2022 11:49 harro Added
26-Aug-2022 11:49 harro Updated [Country]
26-Aug-2022 13:12 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
26-Aug-2022 13:35 RobertMB Updated [Time, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
26-Aug-2022 17:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative, Category]
26-Aug-2022 17:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
26-Aug-2022 17:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
27-Aug-2022 07:59 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
28-Aug-2022 02:12 johnwg Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Phase, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
28-Aug-2022 02:13 johnwg Updated [Source]
28-Aug-2022 02:14 johnwg Updated [Source]
29-Aug-2022 10:13 flyer88 Updated [Registration, Photo]
29-Aug-2022 10:14 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Narrative]
29-Aug-2022 17:38 johnwg Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Source, Damage, Narrative]
31-Aug-2022 01:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Sep-2022 22:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
02-Sep-2022 22:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
02-Oct-2022 19:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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