The aircraft, which was on a checkout flight, took off from Weston Aerodrome at 1700 hours on 15 July 1999. It was the intention of the instructor to complete a half hour flight and then return to the field. Whilst the aircraft was being configured for the final approach by the co-pilot to Runway 25 the engine failed and could not be restarted. The instructor immediately took control of the aircraft and elected to carry out an emergency landing in a cornfield 1 NM north east of the runway threshold. On landing, the nose strut collapsed and the aircraft inverted. There was no fire.