The pilot had taken off in fine weather to conduct a test flight. The aircraft had been refuelled to full prior to flight, but after takeoff the pilot noticed the fuel gauge was reading less than half-full. He decided to make an immediate return to the airfield but, on approach to land, the engine stopped. The pilot attempted to make the runway but the mainwheels caught a hedge before the threshold and the aircraft overturned. The pilot, who was wearing a full safety harness, sustained only minor injury.
Published 10 December 2014