AAIB investigation to Auster 5 Alpha, G-APAF

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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Auster 5 Alpha, G-APAF 03-17

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Published 13 April 2017