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.
|Date:||18 August 2018||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||1314 UTC||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom|
|State:||International||Occurrence type:||Engine failure or malfunction|
|Report status:||Pending||Occurrence category:||Serious Incident|
|Highest injury level:||None|
|Aircraft model||Czech Aircraft Works, SportCruiser|
|Damage to aircraft||Unknown|
|Departure point||Clacton Airport, UK|