Europa AL Europa, PH-ZZZ, 9 December 2004

Europa AL Europa, PH-ZZZ


About 15 minutes into the flight a loud bang was heard from the engine compartment and the engine began to run roughly. With limited power available, the pilot initiated a diversion to RAF Linton-on-Ouse. The pilot initiated a flare with excess speed and a possible throttle restriction which may have prevented the throttle from returning to idle. The pilot was unable to land in the distance available and initiated a go-around., but when the engine did not respond the pilot carried out a forced landing in a field beyond the runway end. The aircraft hit a hedge and inverted, causing minor injuries to the two occupants. The cause of the rough running engine had not been determined at the time of publication.

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