On 21 April 2008 a European Airwings Springbok aircraft suffered a loss of engine power which led to a forced landing being carried out near Levroux, France. There were no injuries to the occupant and the aircraft was slightly damaged. The aircraft was fitted with an Australian manufactured Jabiru aero engine.
The Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA) of France is responsible for investigating this occurrence. The BEA requested assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) in establishing a line of communication with the Australian engine manufacturer. The ATSB appointed an accredited representative in accordance with protocols established by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, (ICAO), Annex 13 regarding accident and incident investigation.
Contact was made with Jabiru and copies of correspondence were provided to the BEA. On 24 November 2008 the BEA advised that their investigation had been completed.
Accident reports published by the BEA may be found on the Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA) website.
Released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
|Date:||26 April 2008||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Time:||1600 UTC||Investigation level:||Complex - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Release date:||12 June 2009||Occurrence class:||Technical|
|Report status:||Final||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Highest injury level:||None|
|Aircraft manufacturer||European Airwings Springbok|
|Aircraft model||Eurpoean Airwings Springbok|
|Type of operation||Sports Aviation|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Levroux, France|