Norfolk

Pilot Alistair Mathie's death was 'accidental'

The death of a former RAF pilot who was killed by a rotating propeller at a Norfolk airstrip was accidental, an inquest has heard.

Alistair Mathie, 67, of Burgate, near Diss, died instantly as he exited a light aircraft at Tibenham in January last year.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch found Mr Mathie was wearing a headset and may not have heard the propeller.

He had been tutoring a 38-year-old pilot in a Piper J3C-65 Cub.

Mr Mathie had 30 years' experience with the RAF and a total of 14,709 flying hours.

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