Date & Time: Mar 30, 2008 at 1438 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 500 Citation
Registration:
VP-BGE
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Executive
Survivors:
No
Site:
City
Schedule:
Biggin Hill-Pau
MSN:
500-0287
YOM:
1975
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:

Shortly after take off from Biggin Hill airport, outbound for Pau, France, the crew send a mayday message to ATC. The aircraft eventually crashed onto one house in the quarter of Broadwater Gardens in Farnborough, Kent. All five occupants were killed and the house, unoccupied at the time of the accident, was destroyed. Among the occupants were the racer David Leslie and his boss Richard Lloyd. It seems that a technical failure occurred on one engine.