According to the Air Accident Investigation Branch report, the pilot took off on June 29. I thought that the 57-year-old senior flight instructor who was with me at that time pretended to sleep, said the pilot. The pilot was not named in the report. The pilot required the assistance of an instructor to fly to Blackpool Airport.
Pre-flight communication between pilot and instructor. They talked to each other on the runway. After that both boarded the aircraft PA-28-161. This aircraft runs on a single engine. A few minutes into the flight, the instructor’s neck went backwards. The pilot realized that the instructor was pretending to take a nap.
“I didn’t think anything was wrong. So I continued to fly the plane,’ the pilot told the air accident investigation department. This department investigates and reports on air accidents in Britain. ‘The pilot had known the instructor for a long time. So the pilot thought the instructor was joking. Due to this reason, no negative thought came in his head,’ it is stated in the report.
After a while, the trainer’s head came on the pilot’s shoulder. Even at that time, the pilot felt like a joke. After a while, the plane landed on the runway. Even after this, the pilot was worried as the trainer did not respond. He contacted members of the emergency department. Unfortunately, the life of the coach could not be saved. The coach was suffering from high blood pressure. The autopsy report revealed that he was taking medicine for that.