AAIB investigation to Piper PA-28-140, G-ATVO

Ditching in the sea following loss of engine power during takeoff, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, 30 March 2017.

Summary:

On departure from Shoreham Airport, as the aircraft climbed through 450 ft, the engine abruptly stopped producing power and the aircraft was ditched a short distance from the beach at Shoreham-by-Sea. Despite a detailed examination of the aircraft, the cause of the abrupt power loss during the takeoff was not established.

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Piper PA-28-140, G-ATVO 10-17

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Published 12 October 2017