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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 72562
Last updated: 1 October 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-CZSC
C/n / msn: LAA 338-1481
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Priory Farm Airstrip, near Tibenham, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Priory Farm Airstrip, Norfolk
Destination airport:Priory Farm Airstrip, Norfolk
Investigating agency: AAIB
During the landing roll, a gust of wind caused the aircraft to turn to the left towards a hedge and ditch. The pilot corrected the turn but the wingtip contacted a substantial branch in the hedge, rotating the aircraft 180° into the ditch.

The aircraft took off from Runway 19 at 12:10 hrs for a local flight, returning at 1420 hrs. The weather at departure was fine with an 8 kt breeze from the south-west. Upon return the pilot executed an overhead join, making ‘blind’ radio calls as required. He noted that the windsock was showing the wind had veered to become a north-westerly, so he elected to turn downwind for Runway 01.

After flying an uneventful circuit, the pilot landed on the main gear and continued the landing roll. At a point about halfway down the runway, prior to the nose gear touching down, the aircraft turned sharply left and was heading for a hedge and ditch, which ran the length of the left side of the runway. The pilot immediately countered the turn and straightened the aircraft but the left wingtip was now in contact with the hedge. Before he could move the aircraft away from the hedge the wingtip struck a more substantial branch and the aircraft spun 180°, coming to rest in the ditch. The pilot and passenger exited the aircraft normally, uninjured.

Aircraft presumably repaired, as sold on to new owners 20.07.2011


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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

Revision history:

11-Feb-2010 00:55 harro Added
15-Oct-2012 16:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Dec-2014 21:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
14-Dec-2014 21:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
09-Nov-2016 23:17 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]

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