Denney Kitfox Mk 3, G-BTMX
A few minutes into a short local flight the engine stopped without prior warning. The pilot selected a field in which to land, however as he flew closer to this field on the downwind leg he became aware of cables crossing the field. He then selected another field, but the aircraft had insufficient height to reach this and landed short in cereal crops some three to four feet high. Both occupants, who had been wearing full harnesses, were air-lifted to hospital suffering from spinal fractures and other injuries. The engine failure was later attributed to a big end bearing failure.
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