Piper PA-24-260 Comanche, G-ATIA
On departing from Leicester, the pilot observed a low voltage indication and returned to make a precautionary landing. Whilst on short final for Runway 33, he became aware of vehicles near the runway threshold and accordingly, landed long. The aircraft bounced after touchdown and he decided to go around. During the climb out the engine began to lose power and he attempted to land downwind on another runway, but the aircraft was too high and too fast. After crossing the aerodrome eastern boundary, the aircraft stalled from a low height and impacted the ground heavily, following which a fire broke out. The pilot suffered back and facial injuries.
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Date of occurrence: 8 August 2007