The aircraft was flying from Stoke Medway on the Hoo peninsular to a private strip in East Sussex. Prior to the flight the pilot had added 10 litres of pre-mixed Mogas to fill the tank. At an altitude of 1,400 ft close to Cobham, near Rochester, the engine started to lose power. The pilot, who was not familiar with the aircraft, was of the opinion that he had spent too long trying to identify the problem and was then unable to find a suitable landing area. Shortly afterwards the aircraft stalled into trees and the pilot sustained a cut finger. The cause of the loss of power was not determined.
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Published 8 December 2016