AAIB investigation to Just SuperSTOL XL, G-SSXL

Unsuccessful forced landing following engine failure, near Barton Aerodrome, Manchester, 10 June 2018.


The aircraft was on a test flight prior to being issued with a Permit to Fly. Shortly after takeoff the engine failed. During the subsequent forced landing the aircraft landed firmly, sustaining severe damage. One of the two pilots suffered serious injuries.

It is believed that the engine failure was caused by fuel vaporisation as a result of high engine compartment temperatures.

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Published 9 May 2019