AAIB investigation to Ikarus C42 FB80 Bravo, G-GIAS
Engine stoppage and forced landing, Alnwick, Northumberland, 24 June 2016.
The aircraft was carrying out a local flight around Northumberland and was at 1,500 ft when the engine began to run roughly and stopped. The pilot made a stable approach into a field for a forced landing. Whilst braking, the wheels hit a rut which caused the landing gear to collapse. The pilot and passenger vacated the aircraft without injury. At the time of writing the cause of the engine problem is not known.
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Published: 10 November 2016
Date of occurrence: 24 June 2016