- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 13 April 2017
- Date of occurrence:
- 30 September 2016
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - fixed wing
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Auster 5 Alpha
- 500 m northeast of Netheravon Airfield, Wiltshire
Engine failure during final approach, Netheravon Airfield, Wiltshire, 30 September 2016.
At approximately 300 ft agl, during the final approach to land with carburettor heat ON, the aircraft’s engine began to lose power and failed to respond to control inputs. The pilot carried out a forced landing during which the aircraft’s left landing gear was damaged. The pilot attributed the loss of engine power to carburettor icing as a result of a malfunction of the carburettor heat system.
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Published: 13 April 2017
Date of occurrence: 30 September 2016