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) conducted an investigation into this occurrence.
As Australia is the State of Manufacture of the engine type involved, the AAIB 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.
On 2 May 2019, the AAIB advised the ATSB that the final investigation report was due for release and ATSB assistance was no longer required.
The AAIB has completed its investigation into this incident. The final report was released on 9 May 2019 and been published in AAIB Bulletin 5/2019. This can be accessed via the AAIB website: www.gov.uk/government/publications/air-accident-monthly-bulletin-may-2019
Any enquires relating to the investigation should be directed to the AAIB at: www.aaib.gov.uk
|Date:||18 August 2018||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Time:||1314 UTC||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom||Investigation phase:||Final report: Dissemination|
|State:||International||Occurrence type:||Engine failure or malfunction|
|Release date:||02 July 2019||Occurrence category:||Serious Incident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||None|
|Aircraft model||Czech Aircraft Works, SportCruiser|
|Damage to aircraft||Unknown|
|Departure point||Clacton Airport, UK|