AAIB investigation to Quik GTR, G-COWN
Bird strike, near Mallaig, Highlands of Scotland, 24 June 2014.
The microlight suffered a bird strike which damaged the propeller and flying controls. With limited control available, the pilot shut down the engine and carried out a forced landing into a loch, whereupon the microlight sank. The pilot, who was uninjured, escaped the wreckage without difficulty.
Quik GTR G-COWN 09-14.pdf (148.54 kb)
Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 24 June 2014