Pegasus Flash, G-MNGF
The aircraft suffered an engine failure after takeoff when at a height of 200 ft. Due to lack of a suitable landing field straight ahead the pilot attempted a downwind landing on a taxiway which resulted in the aircraft somersaulting following a landing on soft ground adjacent to the taxiway. It sustained substantial damaged; the pilot received minor injuries and exited the aircraft unassisted. The most probable cause of the engine failure was an internal defect within the magneto generator, resulting in a loss of power to the engine ignition system.
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