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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 188667
Last updated: 7 September 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CRUZ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CZAW SportCruiser
Registration: G-OCRZ
C/n / msn: PFA338-14668
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Firs Farm Airfield, Firs Farm, Leckhampstead, Newbury, Berkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Firs Farm Airfield, Firs Farm, Leckhampstead, Newbury, Berkshire
Destination airport:Firs Farm Airfield, Firs Farm, Leckhampstead, Newbury, Berkshire
Investigating agency: AAIB
Substantially damaged 13-04-2016 in a landing accident at Firs Farm Airstrip, Newbury, Berkshire. No injuries sustained by the pilot (the sole person on board). According to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The pilot returned to land at his home airstrip after a short, middle-of-the-day flight. He was very familiar with this airstrip, having operated from it for six years. Visibility was good and there was a light south-westerly breeze as he joined the circuit, intending to land on grass Runway 23.

He lined-up his final approach on a yellowish coloured strip of land, which he identified as the runway, and touched down in an apparently “perfect” manner. However, the landing was made on a rough, uncultivated strip of ground adjacent to the south side of the runway which the pilot had mistaken for Runway 23.

The nose leg immediately collapsed and detached, and the propeller struck the ground. As the aircraft slowed, the left main landing gear collapsed and the aircraft came to a halt with its nose and left wing resting on the ground. The pilot turned the master switch OFF and vacated the aircraft without difficulty."

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Nose leg detached, left main landing gear damaged and propeller destroyed"


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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

CZAW SportCruiser G-OCRZ at Luxembourg-Findel - ELLX, Luxembourg 28 May 2011: CZAW SportCruiser, Private JP7125971


Photo of G-OCRZ courtesy

Northampton - Sywell (EGBK / ORM)
31 August 2013; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

14-Jul-2016 15:56 Dr.John Smith Added
14-Jul-2016 16:07 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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