Pitts accident at White Waltham

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A Pitts crashed at White Waltham today, Thursday, whilst practicing aerobatics, pilot was taken to hospital, no further information available yet.:(
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Copied from PPRuNe: "This message was circulated this morning Quote: You may have heard that there was an accident at Waltham today involving Rob Howarth and the Pitts 12. This is to let you know what I know at present, so that rumours do not take hold. Rob is in the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford with some back inhuries following an impact with a high rate of descent. As far as we know has some cracked vertebrae but apparently no spinal cord damage detected in an MRI scan. He remained conscious in the aeroplane and since. There were witnesses to the accident, but I was not one of them, so I can say nothing yet about any possible causes. Whether the AAIB take further investigative action is still undecided, as far as I know, but the aircraft has been recovered to a hangar. I imagine that more information will become available in due course, but for now I would be grateful if there was not too much speculation. I'm sure we all send our sympathies to Rob's family and wish him a speedy recovery. Thanks."
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Thanks for the update and best wishes for the pilot's recovery!:)