Cassutt Racer IIIM, G-BFMF
The aircraft was engaged in circuit practice when, on base leg of the first circuit, the engine lost power. Unable to reach the runway, the pilot landed the aircraft in a ploughed field short of the runway threshold. It pitched over inverted and he was trapped in the cockpit until rescued by the Airfield Fire Service. He believes that he may have inadvertently selected the mixture control to fully lean on the downwind leg instead of applying the carburettor heat.
Cassutt Racer IIIM G-BFMF 02-14.pdf (69.96 kb)
Date of occurrence: 19 October 2013