British pilot Maurice Kirk missing in Africa rally

British pilot Maurice Kirk missing in Africa rally

A 72-year-old British pilot attempting to fly a 1940s biplane the length of Africa has gone missing somewhere between Sudan and Ethiopia.
Maurice Kirk, from Somerset and lives in Bristol, was part of a vintage air rally flying from Crete to Cape Town.
He had continued to fly despite being asked to withdraw from the event after two engine failures and a lack of navigational equipment.
Vintage Air Rally said a search and rescue operation was due to begin.
Mr Kirk, who also has a home in the Vale of Glamorgam in South Wales, went missing on a three-hour leg of the cross-African flight from... read more

23 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 53
Source: BBC

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