Engine failure and forced landing, near Bowburn, County Durham on 13 June 2015.
The aircraft was returning to its departure airfield when the engine rpm decayed, then stopped. The pilot carried out a forced landed in a field of crops, during which the aircraft was badly damaged. He believed there had been a partial seizure of the engine, which he was investigating.
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Published: 10 December 2015
Date of occurrence: 13 June 2015