VP-BGE Citation 500 impacts house - Biggin Hill, UK.


#1

news.sky.com/skynews/article/0, … 71,00.html

A Cessna Citation I, departed Biggin Hill Airport enroute to Pau France with 5 onboard. It immediately declared MayDay, pilot described severe engine vibration. While turning onto final, aircraft was said to have ‘Nose dived’ into a house.

Owners of the home were away on vacation, all 5 onboard the Citation persished.


#2

Two British Race veteran drivers are among the victims in today’s Citation crash, near Biggin Hill Airport. *Near London, UK.

Richard Lloyd and David Leslie .

Google Earth aircraft went down just north east of the airport.

Cessna Citation 500-0287 VP-BGE of Ross Aviation based UK


#3

                   NTSB ADVISORY 

National Transportation Safety Board
Washington, DC 20594

March 30, 2008


NTSB ASSISTING IN BUSINESS JET ACCIDENT IN ENGLAND


The National Transportation Safety Board has dispatched a
team of investigators to assist the government of the United
Kingdom in its investigation of today’s accident in which a
Cessna Citation Model 500 business jet crashed into a home
near Farnborough, England.

The jet was a Bahamian registered, privately operated
airplane. All five persons on board were killed. There
were no reported fatalities or serious injuries on the
ground. The accident occurred at 2:38 p.m. local time.

NTSB Chairman Mark V. Rosenker has designated investigator
Luke Schiada as the U.S. Accredited Representative. An
aviation systems technical specialist will accompany him.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the Cessna Aircraft
Company are also sending investigators as part of the team.

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is leading
the investigation and will release all information on its
progress.


#4

I knew both Richard and David. Raced with and against them many times both here in the US and abroad. 2 Great men that will be very missed. Very sad. They were on their way to test Richard’s Jaguar at the FIA GT3 Equalization test at Nogaro.


#5

I heard on the news today that the pilot took action to avoid crashing into a playground where 20 kids were playing soccer. The man’s a hero.


#6

Flight Global clears up some misinformation about this accident.

Video from LiveLeak taken by a neighbor within minutes of the crash.


#7

FlightGlobal crash update regarding preliminary report release from AAIB yesterday.