Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk, G-BYLE, 22 October 2005

Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk, G-BYLE


Shortly after takeoff the aircraft experienced an engine problem which was probably the result of water contamination of the fuel. In the resultant situation, the recommended option was to land straight ahead into a field. However, possibly influenced by a partial engine recovery, the commander decided to attempt to turn back towards the departure runway. The aircraft had turned through approximately 180? to the left when it stalled and crashed.

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Published 10 December 2014