NTSB Identification: CEN12WA067
Accident occurred Saturday, November 12, 2011 in Alderney, United Kingdom
Aircraft: PIPER PA28, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Uninjured.

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

On November 12, 2011, about 1540 universal coordinated time (UTC), G-BXRG, a United Kingdom registered Piper PA-28-181, owned by Alderney Flying Training LTD, sustained presumed substantial damage when the airplane ditched and sunk in the English Channel about 25 miles west of Alderney, United Kingdom. The uninjured passenger was rescued. The pilot is missing and presumed fatally injured. Unknown meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight originated from the Lee-on-Solent Airport, near Lee-on-Solent, United Kingdom, and was destined for the Alderney Airport, Alderney, United Kingdom.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom Government. This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB). Further information may be obtained from:

Department for Transport
Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB)
Farnborough House
Berkshire Copse Road
Aldershot, Hampshire
GU11 2HH, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0) 1252 510300
Fax: +44 (0) 1252 376999
E-mail: investigations@aaib.gov.uk
Webpage: http://www.aaib.gov.uk

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