Pitts S-1S, G-BOXH
The pilot carried out a forced landing in the correct attitude and at the correct speed into a ploughed field, following a loss of power thought to have been caused by carburettor icing. Nevertheless, the aircraft flipped over and came to rest inverted. There was no fire. The pilot was uninjured but could not escape from the cockpit. The crew of a Robinson R22 helicopter was in the area and became aware of the accident. They promptly landed close to the aircraft and were able to lift the tail of G BOXH high enough for the pilot to crawl clear.
Pitts S-1S, G-BOXH 04-07.pdf (239.73 kb)
Date of occurrence: 10 December 2006