DH60G Gipsy Moth, G-ABDA, 5 May 2008

DH60G Gipsy Moth, G-ABDA


Shortly after takeoff, the pilot noticed the engine was running roughly and that power was decreasing despite full throttle being selected. As the aircraft was unable to maintain altitude, a MAYDAY was declared and a forced landing was carried out in a field of standing crop. The aircraft sustained substantial damage in the landing, but both occupants were uninjured and able to leave the aircraft unaided. Weather conditions at the time were highly conducive to the formation of carburettor ice.

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Published 10 December 2014