UK fatal Baron crash in Italy.

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The pilot, the sole occupant has been named as Alan Tyson and the aircraft wsa G-CIZZ. :( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2342790/British-pilot-killed-light-aircraft-crashes-Italian-mountain-fog.html
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I read about thet accident. Was he on an IFR flight plan or VFR? RIP and condolences. :(
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What I have read is very odd. A fully IFR pilot in a competent aircraft takes off in dubious weather, wanders around for over two hours (IIRC) and then ploughs into the cumulo-granite just a few miles from the airfield he started from. An airfield I have used frequently, and is right on the coast. So if a descent is needed it offers the entire Bay of Genoa as an obstruction free area. Very hard one to call - so I won't even try. Moggy

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Some of the details of this case make me wonder if there is more to it than we have gathered to date. It certainly doesn't make a lot of sense.
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"Was not using any of his onboard instruments" ????????????