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Report out on plane crash that killed father

The wreckage of the light aircraft, rented from Fly Blackpool, crash at Caernarfon airport PICTURE: ARWYN ROBERTS

The wreckage of the light aircraft, rented from Fly Blackpool, crash at Caernarfon airport PICTURE: ARWYN ROBERTS

A plane crash which killed a man and left his son and father seriously ill in hospital happened after the aircraft lost power, according to an official accident report.

The aircraft struck a tree as it approached Caernarfon airport on May 19, 2013, having suffered a loss of power on approach, possibly from carburettor icing, the report from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said.

It had set off earlier that day from Blackpool Airport, carrying the Nuttall family; John, 61, Iain, 37, and five-year-old Daniel.

Mr Nuttall snr piloted the Piper Cherokee, rented from Fly Blackpool. His son, from Blackburn, was killed in the incident.

The report said: “The investigation did not find any evidence of a failure within the engine but the atmospheric conditions were conducive to carburettor icing.”

Read the full story in The Gazette tomorrow

 
 
 

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