AAIB investigation to DA 40 D Diamond Star, G-CCHD

Engine failure and forced landing, near Shoreham on 7 March 2015.


The aircraft was climbing out after takeoff when the engine stopped at a height of about 1,100 ft. In the subsequent forced landing, three sheep were killed and the aircraft was badly damaged. It was found that a fuel injector and its unions had become loose and caused a total loss of fuel pressure. It could not be determined how the injector support and its securing screw had come undone as neither were recovered.

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DA 40 D Diamond Star G-CCHD 07-15

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Published 9 July 2015