DHC-1 Chipmunk 22A, G-AORW, 25 February 2006

DHC-1 Chipmunk 22A, G-AORW


The aircraft was returning to Prestwick from the northwest when, without warning, the engine stopped. It was approximately 0.5 miles offshore with insufficient height to glide to the runway and, with a built up area immediately ahead, the pilot elected to carry out a forced landing on Prestwick beach. Later examination revealed that the engine had suffered a failure of the crankshaft and that, possibly, this had been influenced by the aircraft’s previous use for aerobatics and in air racing.

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