Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftan, G-STHA
During cruise at FL80, the left engine suffered a mechanical failure. The crew shut down the engine and feathered the propeller but were unable to maintain altitude. An emergency landing was completed at Luton Airport without further incident. Inspection found the No 2 cylinder assembly of the left engine had detached from the crankcase due to an internal failure. At the time of writing a detailed examination of the engine had not taken place, so it is not possible to draw any firm conclusions as to the cause of the failure.
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftan G-STHA 06-14.pdf (205.75 kb)