Two fatal in crash in Hampshire today.

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Turning out to be a bad weekend. The accident happened near Andover.:( http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/hampshire/8265473.stm
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Sad news indeed.
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RIP

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For those worried about friends etc, it is a French historic type, but more details are not appropriate to release at present, as authorities have not yet confirmed identities, or even a/c make. Very sadly, my companion this afternoon is pretty certain his friend is involved, and became very distracted when it did not arrive as arranged :(:(
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Very sad news, turning into a bad weekend:( thoughts with the family and friends of those involved.
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Turns out to have been a friend of a friend (But then flying is a pretty small world) :(
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:( Very sad :( rip.
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Can anyone pm me with a/c type and/or colour scheme, am very worried about some friends. Many thanks. T-Bolt.
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Can anyone pm me with a/c type and/or colour scheme, am very worried about some friends. Many thanks. T-Bolt.
Same here. Out of country, therefore out of touch. Steve S
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Nord NC-854 Registration uncertain. Moggy

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That registration is incorrect.

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Thanks, removed the link, thats what I hate about the web, it can cause distress in some circles due to incorrect information having been uploaded.
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G-BGEW Peter Fitzmaurice, 67, from Alton Stuart Francis, 60, from Camberley, Surrey Moggy

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I dont know what to say....I was dreading reading more and more of this thread and now have seen something that I didnt want to. I knew Peter quite well and even last week we were discussing the possibility of adding a few more types to his 'logbook'. We had missed each other the other day at Eggesford as I was in France with the Broussard, but I received an email last Thursday saying that he had booked a Nord NC854 on Sunday. My sincerest thoughts and best wishes go to the family and friends of both persons involved. Martin
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Agreed, Peter was a top bloke. I am trying to put a face to Stuart's name as I think I knew him too (he was bound to have been around Popham). I flew Peter in the Rearwin a couple of weeks back, he was great company (as ever) and we had a nice Sunday evening bimble around Hampshire, down to the coast and back. Peter was a true enthusiast, not just a spotter who could not care less about what he was looking at as long as he got the number, but a knowledgeable and interesting guy who was passionate about aircraft. Peter also did missionary work in Africa but did not wear his religion like a badge, as some do, but just got on quietly and did the work. I have enourmous respect for him. RIP mate Melv

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I dont know what to say....I was dreading reading more and more of this thread and now have seen something that I didnt want to. I knew Peter quite well and even last week we were discussing the possibility of adding a few more types to his 'logbook'. We had missed each other the other day at Eggesford as I was in France with the Broussard, but I received an email last Thursday saying that he had booked a Nord NC854 on Sunday. My sincerest thoughts and best wishes go to the family and friends of both persons involved. Martin
Very sad he took a pic of my Cub at Watchford just the other weekend. I was hoping it wasnt him involved in this accident. My thoughts too go to the family and friends.