Shortly before 2:00 p.m. today, one of our members, who was an experienced pilot and instructor, took off in an aircraft by himself with no passengers.
At approximately 2:20 p.m., other members operating in the vicinity were requested by the Air Traffic Control to see if they could establish radio contact with him. Unfortunately, this was without success. We were later informed that the aircraft had crashed into the Tolo Harbour and the pilot had lost his life.
We are deeply saddened by this and we are sorry to have lost a passionate aviator, loving husband and father.