Could someone please tell me what aircraft type this is? The crash happened very near to my flight school a few days ago and I want to know if it was one of their fleet that crashed.

Aircraft crash

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    $\begingroup$ This is why it's generally a bad idea to head for roads during forced landings unless there are no other options, say because of rocky/hilly terrain. And if you do, look for poles/towers, not wires, when trying to make it down. $\endgroup$
    – John K
    May 28, 2019 at 12:58
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    $\begingroup$ This question shows zero research effort. It's not hard to type the clearly visible registration number in any search engine. $\endgroup$
    – Sanchises
    May 28, 2019 at 13:00
  • $\begingroup$ If you want to know if one of your flight school's aircraft crashed, why not ask the flight school? $\endgroup$
    – Vikki
    May 29, 2019 at 1:29
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    $\begingroup$ @Sean That's rather insensitive. "Hi, I'm just calling to see if one of your students died today..." $\endgroup$
    – Cloud
    May 29, 2019 at 11:19

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That was a Cirrus SR22T, registered in Guernsey as 2-RORO.

The registrar published a statement including the following information:

The Guernsey Director of Civil Aviation (DCA) and SGI Guernsey Ltd. (2-REG) confirm that an accident involving a Cirrus SR22T aircraft, registration 2-RORO, occurred on May 12, 2019 between Raglan and Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. The accident aircraft had been registered in Guernsey since August 1, 2018. The three occupants of the aircraft were reportedly taken to hospital with minor injuries. No further casualties have been reported.

According to the Aviation Safety Network, 2-RORO was owned by Transport Safety Resolutions Ltd. On May 12th, 2019 it departed from Denham (EGLD) and crashed at the A40 in Monmouthshire, Wales, UK:

The aircraft hit some overhead trainwiring during a forced landing and impacting a main road between Raglan and Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales. It was consumed by the post-impact fire.

enter image description here Image of better times by Andrew Goldsmith on Flickr, 09-05-2019

There was already an (only seemingly similar) event on the A40 between Raglan and Abergavenny in June 25th, 2016. A Piper PA-28 (G-SVEA) tried to depart from Abergavenny airfield - a gras strip just next to the A40. It stroke some trees, veered onto the highway and crashed into the central lane separation.

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    $\begingroup$ Maybe it's the broken wing, but the registration could also be 2-RORG. I must admit, my initial instinct was 2-RORO, though. $\endgroup$
    – FreeMan
    May 28, 2019 at 13:56
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    $\begingroup$ Other than paint, I'm not seeing the resemblance. Must have been one heck of a crash. $\endgroup$
    – Pheric
    May 28, 2019 at 14:41
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    $\begingroup$ Even with the last letter being a little difficult to read, plugging 2-RORG into a search engine comes back with no useful results for me, while 2-RORO gives plenty of aviation-related hits. $\endgroup$
    – user
    May 28, 2019 at 14:43
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    $\begingroup$ The information published by 2-REG is authoritative. I changed the text to put more emphasize on the link. $\endgroup$
    – bogl
    May 28, 2019 at 15:02
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    $\begingroup$ Exactly, it wasn't clear and I wanted more info on the incident. Not sure why the downvotes, please upvote, thanks. $\endgroup$
    – Cloud
    May 28, 2019 at 16:08

This is a Cirrus SR22T owned by Transport Safety Resolutions Ltd according to this list of the 2-REG Aircraft Registry.

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    $\begingroup$ Correction - it was a Cirrus SR22T. Now it's a heap of scrap metal. $\endgroup$
    – Vikki
    May 29, 2019 at 1:31

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