Tibenham / Priory Farm fatality

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Not nice to read of an accident at this super little strip that has left a (non-flying) pilot or ex-pilot dead. Sad news. http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/update_man_killed_in_accident_at_private_airstrip_near_tibenham_1_1190872 Moggy
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Sad news! It's hard to understand what has happened when reading that news article. Very sad though.
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Extremely sad news indeed.
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Al Mathie was a highly respected LAA pilot coach and Auster owner. A true enthusiast and a gentleman. The following has been issued by the LAA, with his wife's permission. It is with regret that I must inform you that Al Mathie, an LAA coach, was killed over the weekend. The full circumstance of the accident are being investigated by the AAIB. The accident occured when exiting a Piper L4 Cub with the intent of sending his student solo. I will issue more detail on the accident and guidance in due course. He'll be sorely missed.

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Blue Skies & RIP to him and condolences to his family. I was informed in some detail about this tragic news yesterday.

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Extremely sad news. Al was a stalwart of the Auster movement for over 30 years, including being a very organiser of Auster Club Fly-ins, whilst also being a Jaguar pilot. Sorely missed by everyone who knew him.
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Very sad news, RIP Al :(:(