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