Europa XS, G-BYFG
The engine suffered a sudden and significant loss of power in flight. The pilot, who was unable to restore power, carried out a forced landing in a field, during which the aircraft collided with a hedge and was substantially damaged. He received minor injuries and was able to vacate the aircraft unaided. The investigation could not positively determine the cause of the power loss, but an unapproved modification to the fuel system may have been a contributory factor.
Europa XS, G-BYFG 06-10.pdf (546.30 kb)
Date of occurrence: 29 May 2009