Mooney M20J, N201YK, 13 August 2005

Mooney M20J, N201YK


The pilot carried out a successful forced landing in a field after the engine stopped. The engine crankshaft had fractured, damaging the crankcase. The engine had been laid up for about three years during which there is no record of any preventative maintenance, such as inhibiting or periodic ground running, having been carried out.

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Published 10 December 2014