Piper PA-32RT-300, G-RHHT
A land owner reported that an aircraft had landed on part of his property adjoining Fenland airfield. In his report the pilot considered that the take off performance appeared to have been deficient and the aircraft was failing to climb. A decision was taken to land ahead rather than attempt to cross a row of trees. The investigation noted that the perception of reduced performance might be attributed to a newly overhauled engine which had not been fully broken in.
Piper PA-32RT-300, G-RHHT 11-06.pdf (219.56 kb)
Date of occurrence: 25 May 2006