- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 12 January 2017
- Date of occurrence:
- 26 August 2016
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - fixed wing
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee
- Private Strip, Hundon, Suffolk
Power loss on takeoff, Brickwall Farm, Hundon, Suffolk, 26 August 2016.
The aircraft was about to carry out a private flight to St Omer (France) from Hundon (Suffolk) with four people on board. However, just after takeoff, the engine lost power and the aircraft failed to climb away. The pilot kept the wings level and carried out a forced landing through a hedge and into a field. The aircraft sustained serious damage to the wings and tailplane. The pilot and his passengers were uninjured. The cause of the power loss is unknown.
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Published: 12 January 2017
Date of occurrence: 26 August 2016