AAIB investigation to Reims Cessna F172P Skyhawk, G-BITM

Aircraft struck trees during forced landing, Near Warrington, Cheshire, 27 September 2014.


The aircraft suffered a sudden and significant loss of engine power during the cruise portion of the flight. The pilot identified a field for a forced landing, but the aircraft struck trees at its near boundary and stalled, dropping into the field of intended landing. The pilot thought the most likely cause of the power loss was a restriction in the fuel supply to the engine.

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Reims Cessna F172P Skyhawk G-BITM 02-15 v2


The above report contains an addendum that was published online on 12 February 2015. This addendum will also appear in the March issue of the Bulletin.

Published 12 February 2015