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Investigation into aircraft incident near Buckingham concludes

In August an aircraft clipped a vehicle while trying to land

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has concluded its investigation into an incident in Buckinghamshire last year. 

On August 24th 2022 an aircraft clipped an articulated vehicle whilst making its final approach.

The pilot reported noticing a vehicle turning onto a road near the runway but was focused on landing at this point. 

A "bang" was heard as the aircraft passed over the road, and the passenger saw the vehicle underneath them. 

In order to assess any potential damage the aircraft diverted and flew to Elstree Aerodrome. 

The AAIB has found that the aircraft was too low on its approach to the runway at Finmere Aerodrome. 

The driver of the vehicle provided photographs showing tyre marks left by the aircraft. 

No injuries were reported by those involved.

The owner of Finmere Aerodrome says she will be reminding pilots of the roads proximity and that the "normal approach path" to the runway should have sufficient height to pass over any vehicles.

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