Posted by: Darren
on Jun 30, 2009
The news today of a CTsw from Barton crashing into a front garden in Eccles brings the fact that accidents like this do happen, too close to home.
Being based from City Airport Manchester (aka Barton) and knowing Chris Copple who the said aircraft is registered to makes this incident so much more personal and real. I think a lot of pilots realise thatour sport does have significant and present dangers, but we put them to the back of our mind everytime we fly of think of the joys of being in the air.
It appears the pilot put out a mayday call just after take off reporting an engine failure. Looking at the photos its a miracle they got out alive and from the Manchester Evening News report it appears they came away without too much in the way of injures as well, lets hope that is true.