On March 22, 2003, at 1524 universal coordinated time, a Piper PA-31, Norwegian registration LN-AEY, was substantially damaged during a forced landing in Niedersachsen, Germany. The pilot was not injured. The airplane had departed Billund, Denmark, and was destined to Friedrichshafen, Germany.

According to the initial notification from the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation, the airplane was in cruise flight when the engine caught fire. The pilot then decided to perform a forced landing.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation. Any further information may be obtained from:

Bundesstelle fur Flugunfalluntersuchung
Hermann-Blenk-Str. 16

This report is for informational purposes, and only contains information released by the government of Germany.

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