Date & Time: Sep 7, 1993 at 1318 LT
Type of aircraft:
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Fradley - Bournemouth
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
At 1316LT, shortly after they had reached 2,000 feet and settled into the cruise, both engines lost power in union. The pilot attempted to identify and rectify the problem by checking the magneto and the fuel pumps switches and changing fuel tanks but, being unsuccessful, transmitted a 'mayday' message to Birmingham ATC. The pilot selected the landing gear down and then, despite some difficulty in finding a suitable field in which to make a forced landing and clearing some trees on the final approach, landed in a field of mature wheat. The aircraft came to rest with all three landing gear legs collapsed and the occupants left the aircraft through the normal passenger door.
Loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.