Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior II, G-BOVK, 25 May 2013

Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior II, G-BOVK


Shortly after the pilot had turned the aircraft on to base leg on the approach to Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) at approximately 1,000 ft agl the engine hesitated, lost power and stopped. The pilot selected a suitable landing site, configured the aircraft for a glide and carried out an engine-off landing in a field approximately 4 miles south of LBA. The aircraft sustained damage to the left and right wing leading edges caused by a set of livestock electric fence posts positioned across the field. The pilot and passengers were uninjured and vacated the aircraft. The engine stoppage was caused by the right fuel tank running dry.

Download report:

Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior II, G-BOVK 09-13.pdf (205.76 kb)

Help us improve GOV.UK

Don’t include personal or financial information, eg your National Insurance number or credit card details.