Spitfire Mk 26 (scale replica), G-CENI
The aircraft was on its second flight after construction when, at 2,000 ft after an uneventful takeoff and climb, the engine oil temperature increased into the caution range. During the precautionary return to the airfield, and as the landing gear was lowered and locked down, the pilot heard a ‘bang’. As the aircraft descended in the overhead the pilot became aware that throttle movements were having no effect on engine thrust and on base leg he became aware that the propeller was missing. He subsequently carried out a safe glide approach and landing.
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