Fatal crash in Hampshire today.

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The plane is believed to be a PA-28 with two POB.:( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1169038/Two-killed-light-aircraft-crashes-field.html
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Very sad :( just seen it on local news.
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What a gash article, this so called "expert" seems to know an awful lot of garbage :rolleyes: He's talking out of his back passage.
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what Pap that guy was quoted as saying..... utter and pure speculation of the worst kind, :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
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What a gash article, this so called "expert" seems to know an awful lot of garbage :rolleyes: He's talking out of his back passage.
Exactly what I thought. You would of thought being such an 'expert' he would know to keep his mouth shut and not speculate. Typical info you get from someone who knows nothing about flying and makes those of us who do fly look bad. Sad news about the crash :(

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I apologise for posting as I'm guess I'm doing so for my own selfish needs. Apart from looking into a PPL in my late 20's I haven't really thought about flying. I'm 38 this year, married, have 2 boys with a girl on the way in about 4 weeks time... *Deep Breath*.......The aircraft you’re talking about crashed a 100 yards in front of me while I was out with the dogs on Good Friday. I found the plane and pilot, who was still alive, within the next few minutes but it was on a steep hill and in dense woods so quite a nightmare. Apart from the dogs panting it was just me and him, in the fog, in complete silence (apart from me jabbering on the phone to the Services) the air was completely still. I pretty much held his hand and reassured him for 30 minutes until the coastguard arrived. Unfortunately it was too late for him. Couple of minutes later I was told there was a female with him who also died. Please, please ignore any reports you’ve read of 24 firemen fighting to put out a blaze. There was no fire. I know in my head there was nothing else I could do for him but I'm still absolutely gutted I really thought he was going to be ok. I've relived my actions a thousand times, can't help but beat myself up about it all though. Again, I apologise if I’ve over stepped the mark. Regards Stewart
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Its not your fault he died. Atleast he had someone there reassuring him while he (and his passenger) waited for help. You did the right thing in not moving them too and its commendable that you stayed with them. Must of been a really traumatic experience for you. I really hope you're okay. Maybe counselling will help because it must of been really hard going to find out they died.

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Its all very surreal at the moment and I'm still unsure with myself if what I did or didn't do would ever be enough. I guess I'll never know.
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You couldnt of done anything different. You was there with them, and you didnt move them (which is right) You called the emergency services, you reassured those in the plane.. you couldnt of done anything else. It was unfortunate, but im sure you helped.
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Its all very surreal at the moment and I'm still unsure with myself if what I did or didn't do would ever be enough. I guess I'll never know.
You did all that you could in a tragic situation.
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From the Guardian Article: She added: "It's very, very sad. We have been here 46 years and this has never happened before. Very useful! Why should it have happened before? My grandma has lived where she lives for 60 years and she never mentioned a plane crashing in the nearby forest! There's nothing spectacular about the area which might make it a candidate for a crash site!
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Whilst that exact accident may not have happened before its not very far from where Gus Bentine (Michael's son) was killed when a Piper PA-18 Supercub G-AYPN crashed into a hillside at Ditcham Woods on 28 August 1971. His body and aircraft were not found until 31 October. Moggy And to Stewpot.. no need to apologise for posting. If it has helped at all to share it here then we have achieved something for you.
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I know in my head there was nothing else I could do for him but I'm still absolutely gutted I really thought he was going to be ok. I've relived my actions a thousand times, can't help but beat myself up about it all though. Again, I apologise if I’ve over stepped the mark. Regards Stewart
when I was 15, there was a car accident close to my school, we were on the field in an unsupervised PE lesson and went over the fence to the scene. There was total silence (it seemed) and a very still lady in the car, as we approached a very upset dog was running around, we got a hold of it, put (IIRC) a t-shirt or something through its collar to use as a lead and calmed it down. One look at the car was enough, the front half was very compacted (head on collision, other vehicle had people around it) The authorities arrived, took the dog from us, thanked us, walked us back into school. Very numb, very quiet, no banter, even now its difficult to think about in detail. Every word you have written is understandable from my point of view.

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I know it is only a local newspaper, the Midhurst Observer, but the reporter states that both occupants died immediately and there was a fire that was extinguished by the firemen.:confused: http://www.midhurstandpetworth.co.uk/469/Crash-investigation-on-plane-continues.5169038.jp
That comment has been copied by the press across the what country and really has got to me. While I can understand why they may have said that the couple died instantly, ie no suffering. The press then go and fudge it all up by making up some fire story.
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Very sad indeed, R.I.P to them both. Dave Boon was well known at my flying club in Panshanger, Its good to know that someone was with him in that last half hour Stewart. Don't doubt yourself for one second mate. Cheers, Huw

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As I had the day off work today I decided to bite the bullet and take the dogs out on the same walk as last Friday. A completely different day as in the weather though. I was fine on the approach to the hill but once on it I really started to feel quite emotional. I half expected the police still to be around with lots of incident tape blocking my path. This was not the case, the path and hill was completely open to the public again. As I walked up the hill everything just looked as it has done for the last nine years. It didn't take long to get to the crash site which bought back such vivid memories. What did surprise me, in the warm sunshine, was how peaceful the whole area felt. I passed some flowers that a relative had left and stood where the plane had rested. The whole area seemed a lot smaller, the slope didn't seem as steep either. The whole area had been cleared very carefully, at first I only saw a small piece of glass. I only stayed there for a couple of minutes but found myself talking to the pilot again, just saying what happed and that I was sorry . As I turned and headed back up the hill an A4 piece of paper laid in my way. It was page 8 of 10 and part of the Panshanger Aerodrome Young Aviator Workbook, this particular page is titled......... 'How Aircraft Fly'! It made me chuckle to myself and somehow made me feel a little better about the whole situation. I'm going to send it to the Flying Club with a small note on how I came across it. Thanks again for your support Cheers Stewart

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sorry for the timing of my last post, I didn't realise that the names had been announced. May they both rest in peace. Stewart