Accident CZAW SportCruiser HB-WYC, Monday 26 May 2014
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Date:Monday 26 May 2014
Time:11:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic CRUZ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
CZAW SportCruiser
Owner/operator:Motorfluggruppe Thurgau
Registration: HB-WYC
MSN: 09SC298
Year of manufacture:2009
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lommis Airfield - LSZT -   Switzerland
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:LSZT
Destination airport:LSZT
Investigating agency: STSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The nose-wheel of the aircraft collapsed during landing at Lommis Airfield - LSZT. Both occupants escaped uninjured.

The accident is attributable to a fracture of the previously damaged nose gear
steering axle during the landing.
The following factors contributed to the pre-existing damage:
- inappropriate design of the nose gear;
- approaches at an excessive speed;
- frequent operation on grass runways.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: STSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

28-May-2014 10:01 Alpine Flight Added
17-May-2022 18:40 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report]

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