Slepcev Storch, G-BZOB
The aircraft had flown into Manchester Barton Airport from Warrington Airfield. It remained on the ground for about 40 minutes before taking off again for the return flight with the pilot and a passenger on board. Shortly after takeoff, the engine began to misfire, and this continued for about 30 or 40 seconds before the engine stopped. The only available choice of fields for landing was one with a standing barley crop in it. The aircraft suffered damage during the landing in the field, but remained upright and the two occupants were uninjured. The pilot reported that he had changed the selected fuel tank at Barton and considered the problem to be fuel-related.
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