Serious incident Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II HB-PMF,
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Date:Sunday 19 July 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II
Owner/operator:Fliegerschule Birrfeld AG
Registration: HB-PMF
MSN: 2816078
Year of manufacture:1989
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Reitnau, AG -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Birrfeld Airfield (LSZF)
Destination airport:Birrfeld Airfield (LSZF)
Investigating agency: STSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II lost engine power and made an emergency landing in a corn field, while on a sightseeing flight.
Both occupants escaped without injuries.

The failure of the diesel engine [the original Lycoming engine had been changed to a Technify TAE 125-02-99] can be traced back to a failure of the high-pressure fuel pump, which was no longer able to build up sufficient fuel pressure in the common rail system due to an inlet valve jammed in the open position.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: STSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report

Sources: (photo)

Revision history:

19-Jul-2020 13:32 hxc9 Added
19-Jul-2020 13:33 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Damage]
19-Jul-2020 14:06 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
12-Jun-2021 16:43 harro Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report]

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