AAIB investigation to Piper PA-28-181 Cherokee Archer II, G-BSIM

Forced landing, near RAF Henlow, Bedfordshire, 28 October 2014.


The aircraft experienced a loss of engine power whilst in the visual circuit. Unable to restore power, the pilot carried out a forced landing in a nearby field, during which the aircraft struck an obstacle and was damaged. The pilot, who was uninjured, reported that the loss of power had been due to induction system icing; conditions at the time were conducive to such icing.

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Piper PA-28-181 Cherokee Archer II G-BSIM 01-15

Published 9 January 2015