Shortly after takeoff from Easter Airfield, Ross-shire, for a local flight with two persons on board, the aircraft canopy blew open and shattered. The passenger was able to hold down the remains of the canopy to stop it flapping and the aircraft landed back at the airfield without further incident. There were no injuries and, other than the canopy, the aircraft was undamaged. The canopy latch locking pin had not been properly engaged and allowed the latch to vibrate loose in flight.
Zenair CH 601ULA Zodiac G-CBAP 09-14.pdf (148.30 kb)
Published 10 December 2014