- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 9 July 2015
- Date of occurrence:
- 7 March 2015
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - fixed wing
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- DA 40 D Diamond Star
- Approx 4 miles west of Shoreham Airport, West Sussex
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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Published: 9 July 2015
Date of occurrence: 7 March 2015