Reims Cessna F152, G-BHCP
After approximately 20 minutes of flight the engine rpm started to decrease, with the engine running unevenly and producing severe vibration prior to stopping. The pilot successfully landed the aircraft in a field, with no injury to the occupants. An engineering examination revealed that the No 4 cylinder had separated from the engine due to a fatigue crack that had originated from an external surface corrosion pit. A search of the Civil Aviation Authority’s Mandatory Occurrence Reporting database revealed 23 similar events. The Bureau D’Enquetes et D’Analyses Pour La Securite De L’Aviation Civile (BEA) has reports of 34 similar events occurring in France. This AAIB report carries seven safety recommendations.
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