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Accredited representative to the UK AAIB investigation into the engine failure and forced landing involving a CZAW SportCruiser, registered G-CGJS, near Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom, on 18 August 2018

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


On 18 August 2018 a CZAW SportCrusier aircraft registered G-CGJS, fitted with a Jabiru engine, experienced an engine failure after take-off from Clacton-on-Sea Airport, Essex, England.

The pilot conducted a forced landing into a nearby field. There were no injuries to the pilot or passenger.

The United Kingdom Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) is conducting an investigation into this occurrence. As Australia is the State of Manufacture of the engine type involved, the AAIB has requested an Accredited Representative from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) be appointed.

To facilitate this request, the ATSB initiated an external investigation under the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

The UK AAIB is responsible for and will administer the release of the final investigation report into this accident.

General details
Date: 18 August 2018   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 1314 UTC   Investigation level: Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): near Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom    
State: International   Occurrence type: Engine failure or malfunction  
  Occurrence category: Serious Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft model Czech Aircraft Works, SportCruiser  
Aircraft registration G-CGJS  
Serial number 338-14962  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Unknown  
Departure point Clacton Airport, UK  
Last update 04 January 2019