Europa, G-BWZT, 5 March 2006

Europa, G-BWZT


Whilst carrying out a practise stall the engine began to misfire. Relevant cockpit actions did not cure the misfiring but the engine did start to run more normally during the recovery to Crowfield Airfield. The aircraft became high and fast on the approach and, when it was clear that a safe landing was unlikely, the pilot applied full power to go-around. As the aircraft turned downwind it was clear that the engine was not providing sufficient power to maintain height and speed so a forced landing was carried out into a field. The occupants received only minor injuries but the aircraft was extensively damaged during the landing.

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Published 10 December 2014