Zenair CH 601HDS Zodiac, G-CEZV, 29 May 2012

Zenair CH 601HDS Zodiac, G-CEZV


The aircraft’s cockpit canopy became unlatched during climb-out after takeoff. The resulting high drag of the partially-open canopy meant the pilot had to perform a forced landing on a disused runway. The landing was heavy and a fire developed in the engine compartment which destroyed the aircraft.

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Published 10 December 2014