Aldham air crash death 'accidental', coroner rules

  • 28 November 2013
  • From the section Suffolk
The site in Aldham where a light aircraft crashed
Image caption The light aircraft crashed in the village of Aldham last December

A pilot who was killed when his microlight plunged into a pond in Suffolk died "accidentally", a coroner has ruled.

Gregory Clipstone, 56, of Opal Avenue, Ipswich, died in Aldham last December.

An Air Accidents Investigation Branch report said he became so disorientated after flying through thick cloud that a witness said it looked like he was performing aerobatics.

It added that no technical defect was found with the plane.

The opening of Mr Clipstone's inquest last year heard the aircraft caught fire as it hit power lines and a tree before crashing.

More than 200 homes lost their power after the crash.

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