AAIB investigation to Silence Twister, G-JINX

Unsuccessful forced landing following engine failure, MOD Abingdon, Oxfordshire, 14 May 2017.


During a formation aerobatics display of a pair of aircraft at MOD Abingdon the engine of the number 2 aircraft lost power and then stopped in flight. The subsequent attempted forced landing onto the runway at Abingdon was unsuccessful.

The investigation found that the engine seized following the loss of its oil during the accident flight.

Several safety actions have been taken by the engine manufacturer, the owner, and the Light Aircraft Association.

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Silence Twister, G-JINX 05-18

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Published 10 May 2018