Accident: Avid Mk IV Speedwing, G-BTMS, 5 nm southwest of Tuskar, 11 August 2009: Report No 2010-016

SYNOPSIS

The aircraft departed Haverfordwest Airport in Wales at 16.00 hrs en-route to Taghmon in Co. Wexford.  After approximately 55 minutes flying time the engine stopped without warning.  The Pilot immediately selected the other fuel tank and attempted to re-start the engine.  With the aircraft descending through 900 ft the restart attempt was abandoned and a successful ditching was carried out.  The Pilot was not injured.  The Investigation found that the engine stopped probably due to fuel starvation relating to a fuel-vapour related problem.

Occurrence Date: 
Tuesday, 11 August, 2009
Report Date: 
Wednesday, 13 October, 2010