NTSB Identification: WAS02WA031
Accident occurred Monday, April 01, 2002 in Newport, United Kingdom
Aircraft: Piper PA-38-112, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On April 1, 2002, at 1010 universal coordinated time (UTC), a Piper PA-38-112 single-engine airplane, British registration G-CWFC, was destroyed upon impact with an electrical pylon while maneuvering near Newport, South Wales, in the United Kingdom. The pilot and his passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was owned and operated by the Cardiff Wales Flying Club. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal 55-mile cross country flight for which a flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the Cardiff Airport (EGFF) at 1000 UTC, with Shobdon (EGBS) at its intended destination.

Cardiff Radar reported they lost contact with the airplane. Search and rescue was initiated after the airplane failed to arrive at its intended destination. The wreckage of the airplane was located in an open field in rolling terrain approximately 4 nm north of the City of Newport, South Wales, by a police helicopter from the County of Gwent.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Government of the United Kingdom. Any further information may be obtained from:

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
United Kingdom
Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB)
DERA Farnborough, Hamphire, GU 14 6TD

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from the AAIB of the United Kingdom.

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