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Accredited Representative (State of Manufacture (engine)) - Engine failure and forced landing involving a Aeromoragon M-1 registered EC-EI3 - near Aviles City, Spain on 8 June 2014

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


On 8 June 2014, a Aeromoragon M-1 aircraft, Spanish registration EC-EI3, departed La Morgal Aerodrome, Asturias, Spain for a private flight in the region. While returning to the aerodrome, the aircraft engine sustained an in-flight failure, requiring the pilot to conduct an emergency landing in an open field. During the landing sequence the aircraft struck a tree, damaging the left wing, tail and fuselage. There were no injuries to the pilot and passenger that were on board.

As the accident occurred in Spain, the Comisión de Investigación de Accidentes e Incidentes de Aviación Civil (CIAIAC) is responsible for investigating this accident. As part of its investigation, the CIAIAC notified the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) as the State of Manufacture of the engine. The aircraft was fitted with a Jabiru 2200 engine.

In accordance with clause 5.18 of Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, the ATSB appointed an accredited representative to liaise with the CIAIAC and Jabiru, and initiated an investigation under the Australian Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

The ATSB has concluded its support of this investigation. On 2 February 2017 the CIAIAC released the final investigation report into this occurrence and it is available at www.fomento.gob.es.

Any enquiries regarding the investigation and report should, in the first instance, be directed to:

Director CIAIAC
Paseo de la Castellana, 67
Madrid, Spain
email: atencionciudadano@fomento.es

General details
Date: 08 June 2014   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1100 UTC   Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): near Aviles City, Spain    
State: International   Occurrence type: Engine failure or malfunction  
Release date: 12 April 2017   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Aeromoragon  
Aircraft model M-1 with Jabiru 2200 engine  
Aircraft registration EC-EI3  
Serial number M-1-04-22  
Type of operation Private  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point La Morgal Aerodrome (Asturias – Spain)  
Destination La Morgal Aerodrome (Asturias – Spain)  
Last update 14 November 2018