Stewarts’ specialist aviation team in London has been instructed following the crash of a Grumman American AA-5 Traveller light aircraft following partial loss of engine power after take-off at Teesside Airport on 25 September 2021.
This was the second accident of its kind in just three months, the first involving a Rogers Sky Prince aircraft at Goodwood Airport on 30 June 2021, resulting in the pilot and his passenger being killed.
Due to the striking similarities between the two accidents, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has now produced joint safety recommendations to assist pilots in preparing to deal with partial power loss events. These recommendations have been sent to the Civil Aviation Authority with a view to preventing future accidents and further loss of life.
Aircraft crash at Goodwood
Stewarts is continuing to monitor the Goodwood accident as the inquest into the deaths of those on board will take place before the coroner of West Sussex in September this year.
The accident occurred on 30 June 2021 at approximately 16:30 BST when a Rogers Sky Prince aircraft with registration G-CJZU crashed near Goodwood Airfield in Chichester, West Sussex shortly after take-off. Both men on board were killed.
Stewarts’ aviation team has significant experience in coronial proceedings in West Sussex and is currently representing families of those killed in the Shoreham Air Show disaster on 22 August 2015. The team is familiar with the options available to the coroner in preventing future deaths to ensure that such tragic accidents are not repeated.
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