Cessna U206F Stationair, G-BGED
Shortly after takeoff, with the pilot and five parachutists on board (including one ‘tandem’ pair), the aircraft’s engine began to lose power. The pilot flew to the east away from the airfield for a distance of some 6 nm, achieving a maximum height of approximately 1,100 ft agl, before turning back. As the engine lost power the pilot was unable to maintain height and, in attempting a forced landing, the aircraft clipped the tops of several tall trees and crashed steeply nose down into a sloping grass field. Nine Safety Recommendations are made.
Published 10 December 2014