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Midget Mustang, G-IIMT

Date of occurrence: 24 August 2011

Summary:
The engine suffered a loss of power after takeoff and the ensuing forced landing on an intersecting runway resulted in damage to the landing gear structure and wing. The fuel filler cap of the pressurised fuel tank was found loose which would have resulted in a loss of header pressure and this probably contributed to a fuel vapour lock.

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Report name:
Midget Mustang, G-IIMT
Registration:
G-IIMT
Type:
Midget Mustang
Location:
Gloucester Airport, Gloucestershire
Date of occurrence:
24 August 2011
Category:
General Aviation - Fixed Wing
Summary:
The engine suffered a loss of power after takeoff and the ensuing forced landing on an intersecting runway resulted in damage to the landing gear structure and wing. The fuel filler cap of the pressurised fuel tank was found loose which would have resulted in a loss of header pressure and this probably contributed to a fuel vapour lock.
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