Glos-Airtourer Super 150, G-AZHI
Prior to the flight the pilot carried out an ‘A’ Check on the aircraft which required the opening of both upper engine cowls. Following the check he closed the cowls and recalls securing all the over-centre cowl latches. After levelling off following some aerobatic manoeuvres the upper right engine cowl became unlocked and after a few seconds departed the aircraft. The cowl was recovered and, together with the aircraft, was examined by a licensed aircraft engineer. The engineer could find no evidence of distress or damage on the three over-centre latches or the latch receivers.
Glos-Airtourer Super 150, G-AZHI 02-07.pdf (243.20 kb)
Date of occurrence: 20 October 2006