Leicestershire crash.. Two dead

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Looks like it flipped on landing :( Blue skies guys... RIP :( http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/killed-light-plane-crash-Witness-describes/story-19520846-detail/story.html#axzz2Z7bHV5kg
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It's a Rans S6 Moggy
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It's a Rans S6 Moggy
It must have pretty poor glide ratio; http://rans.com/aircraft/kits/s-6es-coyote-2.html I lost ex-girlfriend in the first ultralite crash 2013 of Finland early this spring. She was a well liked doctor. Hitherto no glue what caused that Eurocub Mark 1 accident. She and her husband burned beyond recognition. Weather was very turbulent. RIP both of these couples. --- Edit; glide ratio is 9:1 ; http://www.pilotfriend.com/experimental/acft2/34.htm I think it is less than average of these high wing ULs today ? --- Anybody know the glide ratio of a Eurocub Mk 1 ? http://home.swipnet.se/~w-58590/index.htm
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With a 9:1 glide ratio, a stall speed of just 31 knots and that strong, tubular structure you would think it might be pretty high on the list of aircraft in which a catastrophic engine failure at 2,000 ft is going to be survivable. Sadly not in this case. Moggy
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I personally wouldn't get too hung-up on glide ratios. We used to joke that the PA22 I used to part own had a glide ratio of about 1:1 and there are many cases of pulling off a successful forced landing in that type. Flying from E Anglia helps mind. Moggy
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Tragic, RIP.
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This was not far from my home - in fact I wondered why there were fire engines driving around apparently lost with blues and twos on as I headed home at 7pm that night. RIP