Piper PA-28R-180 Cherokee Arrow, G-OKAG
The pilot planned a flight from Stapleford, Essex, to Leicester and a return via Panshanger, Hertfordshire. Although he had checked the forecast, he was unable to land at Leicester due to bad weather. After two go-arounds at Panshanger due to strong turbulence, the pilot decided to return to Stapleford but, on climbout the engine stopped and he performed a forced landing in a field. The aircraft overran through a hedge and across a shallow ravine before coming to a halt. The pilot suspects that he may have made an incorrect fuel valve selection due to preoccupation with handling the aircraft in the challenging weather conditions.
Piper PA-28R-180 Cherokee Arrow G-OKAG 11-13.pdf (201.09 kb)
Date of occurrence: 29 July 2013