Sunday, 7 June 2009
A friend (used here in the losest sense) sent me this, he thinks he's funny!!!
My ex-wife started taking flying lessons about the time our divorce started and she got her license shortly before our divorce was final, later that same year.
Yesterday afternoon I got a phone call, telling me that she had narrowly escaped injury. Seems she was forced to make an emergency landing approaching Gatwick because of bad weather.
The CAA issued a preliminary report, citing pilot error: She was flying in IFR (instrument flight rating) conditions while only having obtained a VFR (visual flight rating) rating.
The absence of a post-crash fire was likely due to lack of fuel. No one on the ground was injured.
The photograph below was taken at the scene to show the wreckage.
She was really lucky.