Accident Beechcraft 58P Baron N2326Y, 23 Jan 2008
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Beechcraft 58P Baron
Registration: N2326Y
MSN: TJ-83
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:13kms off Cherbourg, English Channel -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:CVT
Destination airport:GCI
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Took off from Coventry at 9.12am for Lorient in southern Brittany. It was due to land in Guernsey to refuel but one of the plane's twin engines failed over mid-Channel. Port engine failure was reported to Jersey control tower, which tracks the Channel Islands zone, at 10.08am and a mayday call followed at 10.30am. Pilot decided he would not land in Alderney and carried on. Jersey air traffic control alerted the French coastguard when it lost contact with the aircraft.

An aircraft which crashed off the coast of France, killing two men, probably ran out of fuel, a coroner in Northampton has ruled.

Pilot Rodney Badham, 65, of Braunston, Northants, and Christopher Davis, 28, of Little Aston, near Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, died in the accident.

"The plane took off from Coventry Airport with approximately a quarter tank of fuel on a journey to France.

"The plane got into difficulties over the Channel and landed in the sea about 16 miles north of Cherbourg.

"It is likely that the plane ran out of fuel, resulting in the deaths of both men by drowning."


Revision history:

23-Jan-2008 21:05 relax630 Added
24-Jan-2008 11:35 relax630 Updated
28-Jan-2008 07:00 JerseyPilot Updated
19-Nov-2008 23:52 RobertMB Updated
17-Nov-2010 14:19 saf7670 Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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