Stewarts is monitoring the progress of the investigation into an accident involving a Piper PA-Cherokee in West Sussex on 11 February 2022, seriously injuring the pilot and a passenger.

On 11 February 2022, at approximately 13:00 BST, a Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six aircraft with registration G-KNOW crashed in Titch Hill, West Sussex. The accident resulted in serious injuries to both the pilot and a passenger, who were airlifted to hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families. There has been speculation that the pilot issued a mayday call picked up by Shoreham Airport air traffic control, reporting engine failure. However, the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB)’s preliminary report into what happened is unlikely to be available for several months, with the final accident report unlikely to be released until approximately two years after the accident.


The investigation

Drawing upon our expertise of acting for families and survivors of air accidents and incidents, Stewarts’ specialist aviation team will be monitoring the progress of the AAIB investigation.

The accident happened only four miles away from the site of the Shoreham Airshow accident, which claimed the lives of 11 men in August 2015. Stewarts continues to represent most of the families bereaved by that tragedy.


Sarah Stewart, a partner in Stewarts’ aviation team, commented:

“While the results of the AAIB investigation are awaited, it is inappropriate to comment on the likely causes of this accident. What is important for the occupants of the aircraft is that they have access to the best medical treatment and rehabilitation to enable them to make the greatest recovery possible from their serious injuries.”

For further information, contact Sarah Stewart.


Stewarts’ expertise

Stewarts has extensive experience of bringing claims on behalf of those involved in all kinds of aviation accidents. Stewarts has litigated on behalf of clients involved in light aircraft crashes both in the UK and abroad, including those arising from technical and maintenance failures, inflight loss of control and pilot error. We are well equipped to bring a claim in the most advantageous forum that the accident circumstances allow.



Image of Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six registration: G-KNOW at  Sywell (EGBK), UK 2021 by David Lunn published with permission, via ABPic 




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