Engine Failure – Race Of Champions 2013

After spotting the finish line for the 2013 Race of Champions in Ulundi on 10/08/2013 Christiaan Richardson and Christiaan Vosloo started recording this video. About twenty seconds later their engine died. They switched fuel tanks and she started up for about 2 seconds before dying again. They couldn’t get her running so they decided to land on a river bank. As they slowed down the prop stopped wind-milling and later on the weight of the nose fell into the loose sand…

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Pilot: Christiaan Richardson
Navigator: Christiaan Vosloo
Race no. 88

The cause is unknown but a vapour lock was suspected in the fuel lines.
The plane was inspected by engineers and flown out of the river bank by Chris Briers two hours later.

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