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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: Completed
Investigation completed
Phase: Final report: Dissemination Read more information on this investigation phase


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

General details
Date: 18 August 2018   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1314 UTC   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): 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 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 22 August 2019