Rans S6-ES Coyote II, G-BZKF
Approximately 45 minutes into the flight, whilst in the cruise the engine began to run roughly and stopped. The pilot carried a forced landing during which the nose landing gear failed and the aircraft pitched forward causing damage to the propeller and nose cowling. The weather had been very wet in the few days prior to the accident leaving the ground in a waterlogged condition which may have contributed to the damage sustained during the forced landing. The pilot exited the aircraft without injury. The engine was examined after the accident by the pilot’s usual maintenance organisation and was found to have seized. It was equipped with an integrated oil pump which delivers the exact amount of oil required for engine lubrication. The engine oil tank was found to be empty. The pilot stated that he checked the oil tank prior to flight and he noted that some oil was present.
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Date of occurrence: 19 March 2006