Aviation safety investigations & reports

Eurpoean Airwings Springbok 41-LK, Levroux, France, 26 April 2008

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


On 21 April 2008 a European Airwings Springbok aircraft suffered a loss of engine power which led to a forced landing being carried out near Levroux, France. There were no injuries to the occupant and the aircraft was slightly damaged. The aircraft was fitted with an Australian manufactured Jabiru aero engine.

The Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA) of France is responsible for investigating this occurrence. The BEA requested assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) in establishing a line of communication with the Australian engine manufacturer. The ATSB appointed an accredited representative in accordance with protocols established by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, (ICAO), Annex 13 regarding accident and incident investigation.

Contact was made with Jabiru and copies of correspondence were provided to the BEA. On 24 November 2008 the BEA advised that their investigation had been completed.

Accident reports published by the BEA may be found on the Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA) website.



Released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

General details
Date: 26 April 2008   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1600 UTC   Investigation level: Complex - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location: Levroux, France    
State: International    
Release date: 12 June 2009   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer European Airwings Springbok  
Aircraft model Eurpoean Airwings Springbok  
Aircraft registration 41-LK  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Levroux, France  
Destination Levroux, France  
Last update 14 November 2018