- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 8 December 2016
- Date of occurrence:
- 23 July 2016
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - fixed wing
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Bede BD-4
- Approximately 1.5 nm northeast of Nottingham Airport
Forced landing following engine failure, near Nottingham Airport, 23 July 2016.
Following an approach to Runway 09 the aircraft floated along the runway and the pilot decided to go around. He reported that, as the aircraft was climbing through approximately 200 ft agl, the engine stopped, re-started and stopped again. Power was restored once more, but only briefly, and the pilot decided to land in a field approximately 1.5 to 2 nm northeast of the runway. The approach was uneventful but, as the aircraft slowed after touchdown, the nose landing gear leg collapsed. The two occupants were unhurt and vacated the aircraft through the normal exits. The cause of the engine failure was not determined.
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Published: 8 December 2016
Date of occurrence: 23 July 2016