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Pegasus XL-Q, G-MWLM

Date of occurrence: 17 April 2010

Summary:
The commander, who was not a qualified flying instructor, allowed a student pilot with 26 hours total flying experience to operate the controls throughout the flight. The aircraft dropped from a height of approximately 10 ft onto the runway while landing, resulting in serious injuries to the student pilot.

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Report name:
Pegasus XL-Q, G-MWLM
Registration:
G-MWLM
Type:
Pegasus XL-Q
Location:
Hunsdon Airfield, Hertfordshire
Date of occurrence:
17 April 2010
Category:
Sport Aviation/Balloons
Summary:
The commander, who was not a qualified flying instructor, allowed a student pilot with 26 hours total flying experience to operate the controls throughout the flight. The aircraft dropped from a height of approximately 10 ft onto the runway while landing, resulting in serious injuries to the student pilot.
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