Accident CZAW SportCruiser ZU-MEW, Saturday 13 June 2015
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Date:Saturday 13 June 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic CRUZ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
CZAW SportCruiser
Registration: ZU-MEW
MSN: 07SC065
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage:
Location:On an open field north west of Lanseria International Airport. -   South Africa
Departure airport:Krugersdorp, aerodrome (FAKR) Gauteng province
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On Saturday 13 June 2015, a Sportcruiser X320 aircraft with two occupants on-board, the instructor and the student pilot was conducting a training flight from FAKR aerodrome when the accident occurred. Visual meteorological conditions (VMC) prevailed in the area and no flight plan was filed. The aircraft took off without incident and climbed to 6 000 feet above mean sea level (AMSL) where-after it headed north westerly of Lanseria (FALA) international. According to the instructor, in less than eight minutes flight time, the aircraft engine stopped. The instructor instantly communicated his challenges and intensions to FALA control tower before executing a forced landing. During the landing the aircraft slid for about seventy metres before coming to a complete halt. Both occupants got out of the aircraft unharmed. The investigation concluded that the engine seizure was a result of low oil pressure due the cracked No 1 cylinder connecting rod eye which resulted into insufficient engine lubrication. The investigation could not point out the contributing factor to this connecting rod eye crack. Probable Cause Unsuccessful forced landing following the engine catastrophic seizure in-flight.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



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