8th May 2016
North Coates Depart and precautionary landing

20 minutes into the flight down the east coast there was a bang from the rear of the plane followed by severe joystick vibration that it shock from my hand. It was like sitting on a washing machine in spin mode. I reduced speed and made a precautionary landing in a field near Mablethorpe.

Read the AAIB Bulletin Serious Incident (opens in a new window)

Read my response to the AAIB Bulletin (opens in a new window)

Watch the simulated flight
Dedicated to the memory of Uncle Charlie and the crew of submarine HMS Swordfish