Thruster T600N 450, G-CBWJ
At approximately 300 ft agl, just after takeoff, the propeller blades, hub and mounting flange detached from the engine, forcing the pilot to land in a nearby field. Forensic examination of the failed flange mounting screws identified high cycle fatigue, possibly due to relative movement between the flange and crankshaft following loss of clamping load.
Thruster T600N 450, G-CBWJ 03-11.pdf (546.94 kb)
Published 10 December 2014