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The Tipsy Nipper following the emergency landing. (Source: Dutch Safety Board)
The Tipsy Nipper following the emergency landing. (Source: Dutch Safety Board)

Loss of propeller in flight, Tipsy Nipper, OO-PVA, Weesp, 18 October 2018

Status : Closed

The aircraft took off from the Hilversum airfield on a local flight. During the first leg of the flight, the pilot detected vibrations in the aircraft. These vibrations disappeared after the engine speed was changed. Later in the flight, as he was pulling out of a looping, the pilot detected a different engine sound and an increased engine speed. He concluded that the propeller had disappeared and made an emergency landing in a meadow. The pilot was unharmed. The detached propeller fell into a meadow without causing any damage. The engine cover sustained light damage due to the propeller separation.

The analysis of this serious incident can be found in the Quarterly Aviation Report over the 4th quarter of 2019.

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