AAIB investigation to Practavia Sprite Series 2, G-BCVF

Loss of canopy in flight, near Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, 30 June 2015.


During a flight between Tatenhill and Sywell Aerodromes, the pilot noted that the engine temperature was abnormally high and the oil pressure was low, so he elected to divert to Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome. However, while doing so, a portable carbon monoxide monitor in the cockpit began to emit an alarm. The pilot opened the canopy to allow ventilation but this resulted in the canopy detaching from the aircraft. The aircraft landed safely at Bruntingthorpe and there were no subsequent reports of damage or injury on the ground.

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Published 14 January 2016