Date & Time: Feb 5, 1989 at 1108 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide
Oxford - Shoreham
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
After takeoff from runway 20 at Oxford-Kidlington Airport, while climbing to an altitude of 1,500 feet, the pilot reduced engine power when the right engine failed. He informed ATC at Oxford Airport and was cleared to return. Shortly later, the right engine caught fire and the pilot attempted an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed in a soft ground about 8 km south of the airport, bursting into flames. The pilot escaped uninjured.
Failure of the right engine following the failure of the 4th cylinder in flight.