Dyn’Aero MCR01 Club, F-PYMD
The aircraft, soon after takeoff, suffered a partial loss of engine power. The pilot returned to the farm strip from which he had taken off, and attempted to land. However, the approach was made with a tailwind and the aircraft was too fast to land before the end of the runway. The pilot attempted a go-around but there was not sufficient engine power available; the aircraft descended and landed in a field just beyond the end of the runway. The aircraft struck a large oak tree, the passenger-side harness mounting was disrupted and the passenger was fatally injured. The investigation found that the main fuel jet of the right carburettor had become obstructed by a corrosion fragment liberated from the carburettor bowl. The failure of the passenger’s restraint was found to be due to the failure of the bond between the shoulder harness attachment fitting and the inner surface of the fuselage, to which it was secured. One Safety Recommendation is made, at the end of this report.
Published 10 December 2014