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Date:05-MAR-2006
Time:12:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic EUPA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Europa
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-BWZT
C/n / msn: PFA 247-1272
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Crowfield Airfield, Coddenham Green, Ipswich, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Crowfield Airfield, Coddenham Green, Ipswich, Suffolk
Destination airport:Crowfield Airfield, Coddenham Green, Ipswich, Suffolk
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 5-3-2006 when wrecked in a forced landing at Crowfield Airfield, Coddenham Green, Ipswich, Suffolk. The two persons on board (pilot and one passenger) sustained minor injuries. According to the following summary of the official AAIB report into the accident:

"Whilst carrying out a practise stall the engine began to misfire. Relevant cockpit actions did not cure the misfiring but the engine did start to run more normally during the recovery to Crowfield Airfield. The aircraft became high and fast on the approach and, when it was clear that a safe landing was unlikely, the pilot applied full power to go-around.

As the aircraft turned downwind it was clear that the engine was not providing sufficient power to maintain height and speed so a forced landing was carried out into a field. The occupants received only minor injuries but the aircraft was extensively damaged during the landing."

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Fuselage fractured ahead of fin". The damage sustained was presumably enough to render the airframe as "beyond economic repair", as the registration G-BWZT was cancelled by the CAA on 20-6-2006 (three months later) as "Permanently withdrawn from use"

Sources:

1. AAIB; https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422ffe2e5274a13140009e5/Europa__G-BWZT_07-06.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=BWZT
3. http://sarangan.org/europa_forum/2000-06/msg00034.html

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Jun-2016 23:35 Dr.John Smith Added
21-Aug-2016 18:16 Dr.John Smith Updated [Departure airport]

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