Pegasus Quantum 15-912, G-EMLY
While cruising at 2,100 feet on a cross-country flight the engine lost power. The pilot initiated a forced landing but many of the surrounding fields contained either crops or livestock. The pilot selected a suitable field but it resulted in a crosswind approach. The aircraft touched down uneventfully in the first third of the field, but while slowly rolling to rest he felt the wind lift the right side of the wing. He tried to use all his strength to lower the wing, but was unable to do so; the wind rolled the aircraft over onto its left side, causing serious damage to the wing. Despite an extensive examination and engine ground runs, the cause of the engine failure could not be determined.
Published 10 December 2014