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Narrative:An instructor was carrying out a training flight with his student. This was the second flight of the day and as part of the sortie the aircraft was rolled inverted for approximately five seconds, which was within the permitted negative g time limitation. Shortly after the aircraft had been rolled back to the normal wings level attitude, the engine flamed out and, despite two attempts, it failed to relight. A forced landing was carried out into a field, during which the aircraft struck a substantial earth bank at the upwind end, sustaining severe damage. The instructor suffered a serious back injury and the student received a minor injury. There was no fire.
BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk 80
|Owner/operator:||The Hunter Flying Club|
|C/n / msn:|| EEP/JP/159|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Nr Foxdon Farm, Witheridge, Mid-Devon -
|Phase:|| En route|
The cause of the engine run-down was not established but the loss of electrical power from the two main batteries and absence of an emergency battery meant that the engine could not be restarted. The aircraft was designed to be operated with an emergency battery and had it been installed, it would have allowed the pilot the opportunity to attempt a relight of the engine.
The CAA subsequently investigated the UK fleet of Strikemaster aircraft and concluded that all the remaining aircraft of this type currently on the UK register had an emergency or third battery fitted, in accordance with the approved configuration.
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||Dr. John Smith
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