Stoke & Staffordshire

Frozen engine 'caused Blithfield Reservoir plane crash'

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Image caption The Cygnet plane came down near Blithfield Reservoir on 3 July

A plane crash in a Staffordshire field was caused by part of the engine freezing, a report has said.

The Cygnet plane came down near Blithfield Reservoir in Rugeley just after noon on 3 July, damaging the propeller and right wing.

The pilot, aged 60, and a passenger suffered cuts and bruises.

A report from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said the most likely reason for the loss of power was "carburettor icing".

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