Shortly after taking off, the engine stopped. After turning back, the pilot selected a field in which to make a forced landing. However, the field sloped downwards, and the pilot was unable to land, before being forced to make a turn to avoid a railway embankment. During the turn, the aircraft’s wingtip and landing gear contacted the ground and the aircraft was damaged. No positive reason for the engine failure was a established by the pilot, although vapour locking or carburettor icing were possible factors.
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