Titan T-51 Mustang, G-MUZY
Whilst in the circuit to land, the pilot found the throttle had jammed in the fully open position. When approaching on finals, his efforts to free the jam resulted in the throttle becoming stuck at idle. The landing gear would not extend and the pilot landed wheels-up on the grass. It was found that an exhaust pipe weld had fractured, releasing hot gases into the engine bay and causing damage to several components.
Titan T-51 Mustang, G-MUZY 5-2013.pdf (1,178.26 kb)
Date of occurrence: 30 October 2012