Diamond DA 40 D, G-ZANY
Whilst conducting steep turns, the engine experienced a loss of power, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing in a field. The aircraft landed long and the pilot was unable to prevent it colliding with a boundary hedge. The aircraft was moderately damaged but the occupants were uninjured. Evidence suggested that the engine had been starved of fuel, possibly by air entering the fuel system, but the cause of this could not be determined with any degree of certainty.
Diamond DA 40 D, G-ZANY 09-07.pdf (349.77 kb)
Date of occurrence: 30 December 2006