Corben Junior Ace Model E, G-BSDI
The aircraft suffered a significant reduction in engine power during takeoff, following which the pilot landed the aircraft in a field close to the departure runway, damaging the landing gear. The engine continued to run following the field landing and shortly afterwards it was able to produce full power again. Despite the application of carburettor heat prior to takeoff, it is probable that the power reduction was caused by carburettor icing.
Corben Junior Ace Model E G-BSDI 05-12.pdf (1,216.32 kb)
Date of occurrence: 25 February 2012